Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
— Mark Twain (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
— Oscar Wilde (via thatkindofwoman)
Soon we will be strangers. No, we can never be that. Hurting someone is an act of reluctant intimacy. We will be dangerous acquaintances with a history.
— Hanif Kureishi (via thatkindofwoman)
And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
— Haruki Murakami (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
[S]pend your twenties learning how to mentally block out trend pieces about the importance of reaching specific life milestones in a timely fashion.
Oh goodness. This. Make your own paths ladies and gentlemen! (via coldwindandiron)
Loving me will not be easy. Some days I will be a stuttering apology and you won’t know how to handle all the things I’ve done wrong.
— writingsforwinter (via thatkindofwoman)