A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
Those who do not complain are never pitied.
How do you go on when, in your heart, you begin to understand there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep.
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King
If you don’t have passion for something, you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.
You have a heart of gold and I am kneeling in your bloodstream panning for the only thing that has ever felt like home.
I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.
Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life.
I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
It is easy to take off all your clothes and have sex; people do it all the time. But, opening up your soul to someone, letting them into your spirit, thoughts, fears, future, hopes, and dreams… that’s being naked.
Who has not asked himself at some time or other: am I a monster or is this what it means to be a person?
There is no beauty without some strangeness.
Edgar Allan Poe (via l-yps)