“Had I known that the heart breaks slowly, dismantling itself into unrecognizable plots of misery… had I known yet I would have loved you, your brash and insolent beauty, your heavy comedic face and knowledge of sweet delights, but from a distance I would have left you whole and wholly for the delectation of those who wanted more and cared less.”
Maya Angelou (via purplebuddhaproject)
“Every introvert alive knows the exquisite pleasure of stepping from the clamor of a party into the bathroom and closing the door.”
Sophia Dembling, The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World (via litvanilla)

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Katja Millay, The Sea of Tranquility

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Katja Millay, The Sea of Tranquility

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— F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Don’t be so anxious about it,’ she laughed. ‘I’m not used to being loved. I wouldn’t know what to do; I never got the trick of it.’ She looked down at him, shy and fatigued. ‘So here we are. I told you years ago that I had the makings of Cinderella.’ He took her hand; she drew it back instinctively and then replaced it in his. ‘Beg your pardon. Not even used to being touched. But I’m not afraid of you, if you stay quiet and don’t move suddenly.”

mortisia:

F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Don’t be so anxious about it,’ she laughed. ‘I’m not used to being loved. I wouldn’t know what to do; I never got the trick of it.’ She looked down at him, shy and fatigued. ‘So here we are. I told you years ago that I had the makings of Cinderella.’ He took her hand; she drew it back instinctively and then replaced it in his. ‘Beg your pardon. Not even used to being touched. But I’m not afraid of you, if you stay quiet and don’t move suddenly.”

“Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.”
“This is what the dharma practitioner needs to understand — that the whole of samsara, or nirvana, is as essenceless or untrue as that film. Until we see this, it will be very difficult for dharma to sink into our minds. We will always be carried away, seduced by the glory and beauty of this world, by all the apparent success and failure. However, once we see, even just for a second, that these appearances are not real, we will gain a certain confidence. This doesn’t mean that we have to rush off to Nepal or India and become a monk or nun. We can still keep our jobs, wear a suit and tie and go with our briefcase to the office every day. We can still fall in love, offer our loved one flowers, exchange rings. But somewhere inside there is something telling us that all this is essenceless.”
Dzongsar Kheyntse Rinpoche (via thetaooflife)

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“Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.”
Eckhart Tolle (via thecalminside)
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Tears For Fears | Head Over Heels (1985)

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“Introverts are collectors of thoughts, and solitude is where the collection is curated and rearranged to make sense of the present and the future.”
Laurie Helgoe (via seemoreandmore)