"People are always talking about originality; but what do they mean? As soon as we are born the world begins to work upon us; and this goes on to the end. And, after all, what can we call our own, except energy, strength, and will? If I could give an account of all that I owe to great predecessors and contemporaries, there would be but a small balance in my favour."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (via childoflust)
"Just because two people don’t wind up spending their entire lives together doesn’t mean their relationship was a failure."
Ted Michael, Crash Test Love (via larmoyante)
"When I first met you, I felt a kind of contradiction in you. You’re seeking something, but at the same time, you are running away for all you’re worth."
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via larmoyante)
"She felt everything too deeply, it was like the world was too much for her."
Joyce Maynard, Labor Dayv (via fuckinq)
"Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind."
Magdalena Abakanowicz (via petrichour)