1. Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?
    — David Baldacci, The Camel Club (via amadwomanwithablog)

    (Source: observando, via wordpainting)



  3. Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.
    — J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via purplebuddhaproject)

    (via purplebuddhaproject)


  4. Instead of thinking about how to get love, begin to offer it. If you give, you receive. There is no other way.

  5. zerostatereflex:

    Carina Nebula

    (via barefoot-vegan)


  6. untilafterforever:


    Rape isn’t about uncontrollable sexual desire. You only have to listen in on a Call of Duty game to see that. When that kid crows, “I raped you!”, he’s not calling the other guy sexy; he’s saying he defeated him, dominated him, humiliated him. That’s what rape is about, and that should scare you.

    Jesus christ I thought this was a joke post at first, until I read it a couple times and it hit me.


    (Source: the-church-of-saint-aubergine, via we-all-share-one-moon)



  8. dirtyhippieproductions:

    Think Hippie Thoughts!

    ☮  ❤ ॐ


  9. st1mu11:

    William Faulkner in Paris

    (Source: lapitiedangereuse, via goodmemory)


  10. When he shall die,
    Take him and cut him out in little stars,
    And he will make the face of heaven so fine
    That all the world will be in love with night
    And pay no worship to the garish sun.
    — William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (via purplebuddhaproject)

    (via purplebuddhaproject)


  11. I worry while I write, but, at the same time, the way I write, I allow anything to happen. I don’t have a path lined up beforehand, which would make it seem too dutiful—I would have to get to all these stations of the cross before I got to the end. I like leaving open the possibility that, say, somebody comes in and throws a glass of milk onto you—the fictional character, that is, not me.
    — from Michael Ondaatje’s interview with author Calum McCann (via michaelondaatje222)

    (via an-itinerant-poet)


  12. vintagenatgeographic:

    The French town of Chamonix huddles in the narrow valley crushed between Mont Blanc and Le Brévent

    National Geographic | June 1960

    (via we-all-share-one-moon)



  14. Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.
    — Chuck Klosterman  (via spiritual-rebirth)

    (Source: purplebuddhaproject, via spiritual-rebirth)


  15. intrepidprofessor:



    I wish to be a grizzled man of nature!

    (via we-all-share-one-moon)