"Philosophers have long conceded … that every man has two educations: that which is given to him, and the other that which he gives himself. Of the two kinds the latter is by far the more desirable. Indeed all that is most worthy in man he must work out and conquer for himself. It is that which constitutes our real and best nourishment. What we are merely taught seldom nourishes the mind like that which we teach ourselves."

Carter G. Woodson

"We don’t live in a culture that is very sensitive to vulnerability."

— JJ

"You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place…you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again."

— Azar Nafisi


"it’s hard to watch
the game we make of love,
like everyone’s playing checkers
with their scars,
saying checkmate
whenever they get out
without a broken heart.”
-andrea gibson

Tags: love chess games
"My darling, you are allowed to fail without being a failure. You are allowed to make mistakes without becoming one. More opportunities will present themselves, you will find hope again."

— (via kaleighkate)

(Source: wordsaresinging, via sonumd1)



Sometimes in our lives

What was never said matters,

more than what was said.


Tags: haiku


if i only knew

just a little earlier

things that i know now

Tags: haiku

We choose who to share with not because we know that person might understand, but because we think that person might care enough to try to understand.


The inspiration + the typography + the memories of reading some of these as a child. I can’t.

(Source: dreamsandsunflowers, via faildork)

"Everything changes when you start to emit your own frequency rather than absorbing the frequencies around you, when you start imprinting your intent on the universe rather than receive an imprint from existence."

Barbara Marciniak   (via owls-love-tea)

(Source: astrolocherry, via sonumd1)