"I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible."

-John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via closetoomyheart) Quote | 4/19/2012 - 506 notes - ♥ Reblog
"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."

-L.M. Montgomery (via definitelydope) Quote | 4/14/2012 - 1,233 notes - ♥ Reblog
"Madness is not what it seems. Time stops. All my life I’ve been obsessed with time, its motion and velocity, the way it works you over, the way it rushes you onward, a pebble turning in a brook. I’ve always been obsessed with where I’d go, and what I’d do, and how I would live. I’ve always harbored a desperate hope that I would make something of myself. Not then. Time stopped seeming so much like the thing that would transform me into something worthwhile and began to be inseparable from death. I spent my time merely waiting."

-Marya Hornbacher (via infinitives) Quote | 4/13/2012 - 140 notes - ♥ Reblog
"The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. but it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of every kind. it needs people who live well in their places. it needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. and these qualities have little to do with success as our culture has defined it."

-David Orr (via natsuumi, free-wilderness) (via paper-jellyfish) (via fourthshoes) (via booklover) (via beatingtheredlight) david orr | Quote | 4/8/2012 - 6,805 notes - ♥ Reblog
"Love is the effort and desire to make someone else everything they were created to be."

-Timothy Keller  (via beautiful-thingss) love | Quote | 3/31/2012 - 34 notes - ♥ Reblog
"The saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there’s nothing to make it last."

-Nicholas Sparks (via infinitives) lit | Quote | 3/24/2012 - 651 notes - ♥ Reblog
"Happiness is the most natural thing in the world when you have it, and the slowest, strangest, most impossible thing when you don’t. It’s like learning a foreign language: You can think about the words all you want, but you’ll never be able to speak it until you suck up your courage and say them out loud."

-Dan Wells (via infinitives) lit | Quote | 3/16/2012 - 1,068 notes - ♥ Reblog
"One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful."

-Sigmund Freud (via moonyogi) quote | sigmund freud | 3/2/2012 - 1,232 notes - ♥ Reblog