"Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of it’s constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts."
— Edgar Allan Poe (via seabois)
[Virginia] Woolf demonstrated to my 16-year-old self how through history woman had been under-educated, denied legal and economic independence, while the round of pregnancy and child-rearing had consumed her creative life.
What I loved about Woolf’s polemic was the sense of a great intellect at work, and yet righteous anger burned below the unruffled surface.
— Lovely short piece on why Virginia Woolf's A Room of One’s Own is a “clever satire still beguiles.” Pair with Woolf herself on how to read a book, the creative benefits of keeping a diary, and the only surviving recording of her voice. (via explore-blog)
"When we accept our own wild beauty, it is put into perspective, and we are no longer poignantly aware of it anymore, but neither would we forsake it or disclaim it either. Does a wolf know how beautiful she is when she leaps? Does a feline know what beautiful shapes she makes when she sits? Is a bird awed by the sound it hears when it snaps open its wings? Learning from them, we just act in our own true way and do not draw back from or hide our natural beauty. Like the creatures, we just are, and it is right."
— Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With the Wolves (via theloversblog)
"Write loyalty and kindness deep within your heart."
— Proverbs 3:3 (via creatingaquietmind)
(Source: everlytrue, via creatingaquietmind)
"The person you think of when you stand in front of the ocean. That’s the person you’re in love with."
— (via illumiinate)
(Source: thatstoomainstream, via dominicmatthew)
"Before speaking, notice what motivates your words."
— Lama Surya Das, Awakening The Buddha Within (via creatingaquietmind)