There is neither happiness nor misery in the world, there is only the comparison...– Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo (via thegloriouspursuit)
Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch...– Winnie the Pooh
Selecting a Reader
First, I would have her be beautiful, and walking carefully up on my poetry at the loneliest moment of an afternoon, her hair still damp at the neck from washing it. She should be wearing a raincoat, an old one, dirty from not having money enough for the cleaners. She will take out her glasses, and there in the bookstore, she will thumb over my poems, then put the book back up on its shelf. She...
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears...– Henry David Thoreau, submitted by infinitesigfigs. (via quote-book)
So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even...– Randy Pausch (via quote-book)
One Tree Hill
littlejuansays: “Make a wish and place it in your heart. Do you have it? Good. Now believe in it with all your heart.” — One Tree Hill I was a fan from beginning to end. It was a great show. My favorite thing about it was its message: Never forget that while life can be hard, there’s magic in the world. Always believe in yourself, that magic, and never stop living. You’re only young once....
It’s the oldest story in the world. One day you’re seventeen and planning for...– The ending quote of One Tree Hill (via songs-for-you-truths-for-me)
The Optimist’s Creed Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of...– Christian D Larson This isn’t me at all, but it’s who I’d like to be.
"How to fall in love with water" →
…Swim competitively. Spend ten years spitting into your goggles and diving off of blocks and obsessing over split times and milliseconds. You learn what it is to sweat underwater, to step out into a winter night and feel the soaking ends of your hair freeze against your collar. Squeeze yourself in and out of racing suits, let the cyclical flip turns imprint onto you until they become little...