"You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking how you’ll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present."
— John Green, Looking For Alaska
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"Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires; I have lost friends, some by death… others through sheer inability to cross the street."
— Virginia Woolf
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"Do you know what people really want? Everyone, I mean. Everybody in the world is thinking: I wish there was just one other person I could really talk to, who could really understand me, who’d be kind to me. That’s what people really want, if they’re telling the truth."
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook
And great sex.
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"Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism."
Carl Jung (via iratherthinkheknewanyway)
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"Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the day…. I can’t help but wonder whether all this histrionic exhaustion isn’t a way of covering up the fact that most of what we do doesn’t matter."
— The New York Times’ Tim Kreider takes down the ‘busy’ trap
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"So hot you shiver, so desperate you laugh"
— Magnificent Ruin (via nevver)