"Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused."
"Fulfill your dreams! You only have one life to live…when its your time to leave this earth, you ‘want’ to be able to say, ‘I’ve lived my life and fulfilled ‘my’ dreams"
— Maya Angelou (via cool-ass-shit)
"Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t. Who knows, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to."
Alan Watts (via neil-gaiman)
I have re-blogged this quote before but it is worth another mention. I just fucking love it..
"I come from the side of disobedience, from the side of those that decide to follow their hearts. It is the way of the warriors, poets, and the crazy. They say that I am crazy. They say that I am crazy because I believe that to lose the reasoning is the pathway toward the heart. Because I believe that life is better than the cinema, it is a work of art in eternal movement—the perfect synchronicity, the living beauty, the poem of love that never ends. I believe that life evolves according to what we see. If I change the way to see things, than things change form. It is not magic; it is an act of faith. We are the canvas, the paintings, and the artist."