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''She is a mystery, her emotions are too, you can’t figure her out, no one can. She is not defined by meaningless words on ripped papers, I would love to write about her but I cannot define her by a sad poem, she is so much more. She dances with the devil like he is made of the threads of an angel. she glances at the sky like it’s a reflection of her soul, she finds pieces of herself in the moon and stars and she can’t help but raise her hand and move her fingers softly while murmuring to a sweet lullaby. She doesn’t hold on to the people she loves, scared that if she did she’ll break them under her fragile hold. She looks at herself like she is a scintilla, another pointless nothing, but she looks at people like they’re sunflowers with galaxies floating in their roots. she is a delicate snowflake but she isn’t measured by the temperature, she doesn’t melt when she is warm, she isn’t controlled by the weather, in fact the only thing that controls her is the unknown limit of mortality. She clutches her soul like its the only salvation she has of her existence. She isn’t scared of the darkness, the fire in her veins is enough to provide her light. She isn’t like most of us, she isn’t stuck, she is lost and she doesn’t want to be found.''





''A candle loses nothing by lighting another.''
-Rumi



''Positive people also have negative thoughts. They just don’t let those thoughts grow and destroy them.''


''I believe that the way you feel about your life will eventually show up on your face.'
-Julia Roberts


''I live in my dreams — that’s what you sense. Other people live in dreams but not in their own. That’s the difference.''
- Hermann Hesse, Demian


''The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.''
-Carl Gustav Jung 


''Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.''
-D. W. Winnicott 


''If you look at everything as art, then you’d be much happier because you’d find beauty in everything. Just think that everything is a canvas. And though the masterpiece will never be done, it doesn’t lose any of its worth.''


''Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.''  
 -Rumi


''Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.''
- Francis de Sales

  
''Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone a smile. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.''
-Norman Vincent Peale


''The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.''
-Joseph Campbell


''I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.''
-Friedrich Nietzsche


''Life becomes more meaningful when you realize the simple fact that you’ll never get the same moment twice.''


''Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, you raw and beautiful heart. You are willing to open up, without resistance or shyness, and face the world. You are willing to share your heart with others.''
-Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche


''I write to let my soul breathe.''
 -Maram Rimawi


''The best people have salt in their blood, and sand in their hair.''
- Andy Irons


''Normality is a paved road. It’s comfortable to walk along, but no flowers grow on it.''
-Vincent van Gogh


''The quieter you become, the more you can hear.''
-Ram Dass


''You’re never going to be 100% ready and it’s never going to be just the right time, but that’s the point. It means that every moment is also the right moment. If you want it, you just have to do it.''


''The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.''
-Lord Byron


''You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.''


''And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.''
-Haruki Murakami


''Do not complain. Work harder. Spend more time alone.''
-Joan Didion, Blue Nights


''A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions—as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.''
-Friedrich Nietzsche


''We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken.''
-Ernest Hemingway


''Empty yourself and let the universe fill you.''


''She is passion embodied, a flower of melodrama in eternal bloom.''
-Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot


''You were never lost, darling, you’ve just been sleepwalking your entire life. And now you’re waking up.''


''We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same, but something in our minds has changed, and that changes everything.''


''Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.''
-Steve Jobs


''The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.''
-Marcel Proust


''You make me feel like home. You make me feel that the world is not strange.''
-Anne Sexton- Self- Portrait in Letters


''The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.''
-Alan Watts


''Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.''
-Robert Holden


''As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.''
-Pablo Neruda


''Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript of a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that.''
-Rumi


''A soul mate isn’t necessarily the person you love most. It’s the person who sincerely challenges you in the aspects of life that everyone else can’t. Soul mates fight. But god damn they love, too.''-Trevor Harvey


''The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.''
-Albert Camus, The Outsider


''Stars got tangled in her hair whenever she played in the sky.''
-Laini Taylor


''If you’ve never lost your mind, you’ve never followed your heart.''
-Rachel Wolchin


''The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.''
-Marcus Aurelius


''Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.''


''Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.''
-Marcus Aurelius, Meditations


''Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.''
-Carl Jung


''Don’t sit and wait. Get out there, feel life. Touch the sun, and immerse in the sea.''


''No matter what, no one can take away the dances you’ve already had.''
-Gabriel Garcia Marquez


''Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.''
-Berteand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness


''There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours.''
-Jean-Paul Sartre


''I love the way her soul projects outside of her body, instead of staying trapped inside a cage of bones. You could feel her love without even touching her.''


''Learn to trust the journey, even when you do not understand it.''


''Write to write. Write because you need to write. Write to settle the rage within you. Write with an internal purpose. Write about something or someone that means so much to you, that you don’t care what others think.''
-Nick Miller


''I wish more people cared about the earth as much as they cared about who they believed created it.''


''I will walk by myself and cure myself in the sunshine and the wind.'' 
-Charles Reznikoff, “Autobiography: New York”


''There’s always a little of you in everything I do, in everything I think, in everything I feel.''


''You have already arrived. Feel the pleasure in each step and don't worry about the things you still have to face. We have nothing before us but a road to be traveled at each moment with joy.'' 
-Paulo Coelho


''Chase the light, whatever and wherever it may be for you. Chase it.'' 
-Tyler Knott Gregson


''You always did love the ocean. Her white, frothy foam and enormous waves. Her salty sea breeze and gardens in her depths. The ocean never whispered cruel words behind your back, did she? That’s why you tried so hard to become friends with her. Maybe if everyone else had been nice, they would’ve seen the sunflowers and good intentions growing in your heart. Now I realize that you asked to go to the beach quite often. While we would be tame and lay out on our beach towels upon thrones of sand, you would dive into unexplored regions of water, washing away every thought of man/monster. I can’t even tell which is which anymore, from the stories you told me. What kind of secrets did the seashells sell to you? They must have been precious jewels for the amounts of time you spent under the sea, like sand slipping through an hourglass. We always joked that one day you would swim away and never come back and you just laughed and said “If only.” If only.''
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