I have wanted to kill myself a hundred times, but somehow I am still in love with life. This ridiculous weakness is perhaps one of our most melancholy propensities; for is there anything more stupid than to be eager to go on carrying a burden which one would gladly throw away, to loathe one’s very being and yet to hold fast, to fondle the snake that devours us until it has eaten our hearts away?
I was blessed with the inability to grow up and adapt to this society.
- Craig Junjulas
Modern life is so thin and shallow and fake. I look forward to when developers go bankrupt, Japan gets poorer and wild grasses take over.
- Hayao Miyazaki
I hated school. I hated school, and I didn’t realize why. I thought I was - there was something wrong with me for hating school and not being able to deal with school. At the time, it was ingrained in me that school was - if you’re not successful at school, you’re not going to be successful at life. And the hierarchy with subjects at school, the arts are given no credence and if they are, it’s false credence. I am angry about it because you know, there might be a brilliant ballerina somewhere in school that’s being forced to do maths and she’s seen as ‘difficult’.
And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
The free expression of the hopes and aspirations of a people is the greatest and only safety in a sane society.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.
Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
This one is extremely cheesy, but it gets my heart every time:
I choose to love you in silence, because in silence I find no rejection, and in silence no one owns you but me.
Originally posted by Nii.
this is nipple she is my pet moth i love her so much
"It was frustrating how when people loved you they took an interest in you and sometimes worried about you and personally cared what you did with yourself. Lena wished that love were something you could flip on and off. You could turn it on when you felt good about yourself and worthy of it and generous enough to return it. You could flip it off when you needed to hide or self-destruct and had nothing at all to give." - Ann Brashares
There's so many quotes I like, but I came across this one recently & fell in love with it.