Oblivion

It's better to burn out,Than to fade away.

But how could you live and have no story to tell?

—Fyodor Dostoyevsky, White Nights (via observando)

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For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

—F. Scott Fitzgerald (via itsmicca)

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It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you.

—F. Scott Fitzgerald  (via fuckinq)

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And then there are the times when the wolves are silent and the moon is howling.

—George Carlin
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Go now, and live.
Experience. Dream. Risk. Close your eyes and jump. Enjoy the freefall. Choose exhilaration over comfort. Choose magic over predictability. Choose potential over safety. Wake up to the magic of everyday life. Make friends with your intuition. Trust your gut. Discover the beauty of uncertainty. Know yourself fully before you make promises to another. Make millions of mistakes so that you will know how to choose what you really need. Know when to hold on and when to let go. Love hard and often and without reservation. Seek knowledge. Open yourself up to possibility. Keep your heart open, your head high and your spirit free. Embrace your darkness along with your light. Be wrong every once in a while, and don’t be afraid to admit it. Awaken to the brilliance in ordinary moments. Tell the truth about yourself no matter what the cost. Own your reality without apology. See goodness in the world. Be Bold. Be Fierce. Be Grateful. Be Wild, Crazy and Gloriously Free. Be you.
Go now, and live.

Jeanette LeBlanc (via sad-plath)

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To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (via abstractnumbers)

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We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else’s mind.

Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life (via bookmania)

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My brain has no heart, and my heart has no brain. That’s why when I speak my mind, I appear heartless, and when I do what’s in my heart, I seem thoughtless.

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