I hope you have the courage to pursue someone who is worth pursuing, and not someone who is convenient. Convenience is impatience disguised as your desires, you are worth more than what time has told you, you are worthy of finding someone who will wait for you; don’t settle for what is easy, settle for what is good.
T.B. LaBerge // Go Now 

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vancouver aquarium, may 2013. photos andy clark

I was always attracted not by some quantifiable, external beauty, but by something deep down, something absolute. Just as some people have a secret love for rainstorms, earthquakes, or blackouts, I liked that certain undefinable something.
Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun (via modernhepburn)

Yes.

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Go all the way with it. Do not back off. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters.
Ernest Hemingway (via likeafieldmouse)

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Tom Fruin’s Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park

There was a very strong tendency among people to be kind of isolated. More hermits per capita than you’d find in most places. We were positively encouraged to create for ourselves minds we would want to live with. I had teachers articulate that to me: ‘You have to live with your mind your whole life.’ You build your mind, so make it into something you want to live with. Nobody has ever said anything more valuable to me.
Marilynne Robinson (via captainsunbeam)
One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.
Stephen Hawking’s advice to his children (via likeafieldmouse)