"The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it."
— Richard Bach (via fuckyeahyoga)
"You filled me with a wild desire to know everything about life."
— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via creatingaquietmind)
(Source: katuytiepo, via creatingaquietmind)
"No matter whether one is flying over Newfoundland or the sea of lights that stretches from Boston to Philadelphia after nightfall, over the Arabian deserts which gleam like mother-of-pearl, over the Ruhr or the city of Frankfurt, it is as though there were no people, only the things they have made and in which they are hiding."
— W. G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn (via likeafieldmouse)
"Whoever reflects recognizes that there are empty and lonely spaces between one’s experiences."
Pioneering Harvard psychologist Jerome Bruner, who is 99 today, on art as a mode of knowing, its intersections with science, and its four psychological aspects – so good.
"The way to develop self-confidence is to do the things you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. Destiny is not a matter of chance: it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for: it is something to be achieved."
— W.J. Bryan (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"My husband was reading to my daughter—all these traditional fantasy stories, and fairy tales, like A Wrinkle in Time, and Lord of the Rings, and something called The Dark Is Rising—and you know, they’re all the same, in the way that the hero is depicted, the trials that the hero goes through—and I’m listening to these stories, night after night, and they’re giving me some of the ideas for the fairy tale. And some of the ideas, I already knew, was aware of, from reading all the stuff that my daughter would eventually be reading, or reading to her myself, so that definitely shaped the story. But I think maybe the idea that the girl is the focus of the story, that she is not just being rescued, that at one point, she rescued the boy, I think that part comes from having a daughter."
— The Rumpus Interview With Jane Rosenberg LaForge (via therumpus)