“There’s such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I’m such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn’t be half so interesting.”—L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables (via thoughtsdetained)
You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success. You don’t have to explain what you plan to do with your life. You don’t have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. You don’t have to maintain an impeccable credit score. Anyone who expects you to do any of those things has no sense of history or economics or science or the arts.
You have to pay your own electric bill. You have to be kind. You have to give it all you got. You have to find people who love you truly and love them back with the same truth.
“Every person you have ever met, every person you will pass in the street today, is going to die. Living long enough, each will suffer the loss of his/her friends and family. All are going to lose everything they love in this world. Why would one want to be anything but kind to them in the meantime?”—Sam Harris (via sadpizza)
“I should probably say again here that I don’t like to resort to the Internet, even now, and was less tolerant of it then—what will we someday do, I always wonder, without the pleasures of turning through books and stumbling on things we never meant to find? That happens during Internet research, of course, but in a more limited way, to my mind. And how could anyone consent to give up that smell of open books, old or new?”—Elizabeth Kostova, The Swan Thieves (via bookoasis)