“The sun is perfect and you woke this morning. You have enough language in your mouth to be understood. You have a name, and someone wants to call it. Five fingers on your hand and someone wants to hold it. If we just start there, every beautiful thing that has and will ever exist is possible. If we start there, everything, for a moment, is right in the world.”—Warsan Shire (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
“This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to figure it’s going to be a long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time.”—Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via kimberleymoore)
“'People always think that happiness is a faraway thing,' thought Francie, 'something complicated and hard to get. Yet, what little things can make it up; a place of shelter when it rains - a cup of strong hot coffee when you're blue; for a man, a cigarette for contentment; a book to read when you're alone - just to be with someone you love. Those things make happiness.'”—Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (via larmoyante)
“One is happy once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience.”—George Sand (via girlinlondon)
“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.