"For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting."
— Robert Benchley via
"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost."
— H. Jackson Browne (American author, 1940) via kari-shma
(Source: kari-shma, via teachingliteracy)
I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries; as long as they are chiefly agricultural; and this will be as long as there shall be vacant lands in any part of America.
When they get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, they will become corrupt as in Europe.
— Thomas Jefferson (author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia, 1743-1826) via
"In real life … people don’t change, don’t learn anything from their mistakes, and don’t apologize."
— Timequake - Kurt Vonnegut (American novelist, 1922-2007) via kristanmarie
"Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way."
— Charles Bukowski (American author, 1920-94) via dopatonin
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"Female authority is still associated with childhood, and the last time a lot of powerful guys saw a powerful woman they were eight, and they feel regressed to childhood by a powerful woman in a way that they don’t feel with a man."
— Gloria Steinem (American feminist, journalist, social and political activist; 1934) on why there aren’t more women in power via cheatsheet
"Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness."
— Faith Baldwin (American author; 1893-1978)
"I’ve never had a humble opinion. If you’ve got an opinion, why be humble about it?"
— Joan Baez (American folk singer, songwriter, musician, activist, 1941) via
"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature."
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey via infiniteroses
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"Book lovers never go to bed alone."
— Petit: … and the truth of this sentiment I am about to test …. g’night, good people of Tumblrstonia ♥ sweetest dreams (Anonymous via)
"The Portuguese call it ‘saudade’: a longing for something so indefinite as to be indefinable. Love affairs, miseries of life, the way things were, people already dead, those who left and the ocean that tossed them on the shores of a different land - all things born of the soul that can only be felt."
— Anthony De Sa (Canadian novelist/short story writer) ~ Barnacle Love via floralnymph
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