My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
— Andrew Camegie (via kari-shma)
But sometimes, we just have to be happy with what people can offer us. Even if it’s not what we want, at least it’s something. You know?
It never gets easier, missing you. And sometimes I wonder if it ever will.
— Heather Brewer (via kari-shma)
We must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the subtleties, which we assume only accessorize our days are, in fact, here for a much larger and nobler cause. They are here to save our lives.
— Emma Thompson (via kari-shma)
We all dread the helplessness of losing control, and yet real freedom lies in recognizing the futility of demanding that life be within our control. Instead, we must learn the willingness to feel—to say yes to—the experience of helplessness itself. This is one of the hidden gifts of serious illness or loss. It pushes us right to our edge, where we may have the good fortune to realize that our only real option is to surrender to our experience and let it just be.
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
— George Bernard Shaw (via kari-shma)
What is honor compared to a woman’s love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms… or the memory of a brother’s smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.
You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.
— Jonathan Safran Foer (via kari-shma)
When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
— Paulo Coelho (via kari-shma)
You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.