People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like “be realistic.
— Dylan Moran (via closedforprayer)
In college, I used to underline sentences that struck me, that made me look up from the page. They were not necessarily the same sentences the professors pointed out, which would turn up for further explication on an exam. I noted them for their clarity, their rhythm, their beauty and their enchantment. For surely it is a magical thing for a handful of words, artfully arranged, to stop time. To conjure a place, a person, a situation, in all its specificity and dimensions. To affect us and alter us, as profoundly as real people and things do.
— Jhumpa Lahiri, My Life’s Sentences (via theotherway)
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
— Albert Einstein (via theriches)