55 "I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
— E. B. White (via quotesforintellectuals)
750 "Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."
— ― Albert Einstein (via psych-quotes)
13518 "Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t."
— Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via larmoyante)
37 "Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."
— Rainer Maria Rilke (via mkmicho)
72 "The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution."
— Bertrand Russell. (via quotedojo)
18998 "It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit."
— Eartha Kitt (via larmoyante)
43 "When you’re young, you think everything you do is disposable. You move from now to now, crumpling time up in your hands, tossing it away. You’re your own speeding car. You think you can get rid of things, and people too—leave them behind. You don’t yet know about the habit they have, of coming back.
Time in dreams is frozen. You can never get away from where you’ve been."
— The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (via crimsun)