Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.

Carl Sagan (1934–1996, American)

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All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.

James Baldwin  (via inthespiritofbeing)

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"The fact that someone loves you does not rescue you from the projects of loving yourself"

Society has put up so many boundaries, so many limitations on what’s right and wrong that it’s almost impossible to get a pure thought out. It’s like a little kid, a little boy, looking at colors, and no one told him what colors are good, before somebody tells you you shouldn’t like pink because that’s for girls, or you’d instantly become a gay two-year-old. Why would anyone pick blue over pink? Pink is obviously a better color. Everyone’s born confident, and everything’s taken away from you.

Kanye West

(via confusedtree)

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Guinan “She did the most devastating thing one person can do to another …not live up to your expectations”

Whoopi Goldberg dropped an epic gem on me with this one.

Because I’m trek nerd I learned a valuable lesson years ago. Take people for what/who they are, some could be a pleasant surprise while others may disappoint. Now every once in a while I slip up and place people on a pedestal only to be reminded that like me, people fuck up.

There are also those rare beings who constantly breakdown or exceed any “expectations” at such a high rate it’s hard to comprehend. I love those individuals who can/will not be boxed in. They are few and far between in my life, but unexpected surprises are one of the greatest things about this existence.

(via raysymone)

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vintageblack2:

illustration by Kenneth J. Franklin.
shescomplex:

ssmokegoodfuckbetter:

What’s understood ain’t gotta be explained.


I want this

shescomplex:

ssmokegoodfuckbetter:

What’s understood ain’t gotta be explained.

I want this

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If we were all to sit in a circle and confess our sins, we would laugh at each other for lack of originality.

Kahlil Gibran (via eclecticalexandria)

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chokesngags:

From one free spirit to another.

chokesngags:

From one free spirit to another.

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Patience does not mean to passively endure. It means to be far sighted enough to trust the end result of a process. What does patience mean? It means to look at the thorn and see the rose, to look at the night and see the dawn. Impatience means to be shortsighted as to not able to see the outcome. The lovers of God never runs out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full.

Rumi (via ambreenn)

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