“I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale.”—Marie Curie (Polish-French physicist, notably the first female Nobel Laureate, and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in multiple sciences [Physics and Chemistry], best known for her pioneering research in radioactivity, 1867-1934)
“The most beautiful moments always seemed to accelerate and slip beyond one’s grasp just when you want to hold onto them for as long as possible.”—E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly (via nofatnowhip)
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all, that In the middle of winter, I finally found that within me there lies an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world is pushing against me, within me, there is something stronger- something better, pushing right back.
“It’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst and then I remember to relax and stop trying to hold onto it. And then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.”—American Beauty (via wordsthat-speak)
“I hope you will forgive the unedifying sight of my struggle to express some of the truths of my inner self and to measure the distance between the mask of security, ease, confidence and assurance I wear (so easily that its features often lift into a smirk that looks like complacency and smugness) and the real condition of anxiety, self-doubt, self-disgust and fear in which much of my life then and now is lived.”—Stephen Fry, The Fry Chronicles (via chasing-equilibrium)