Most Excellent Adventures

"If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams."
Les Brown (via kari-shma)

(via quote-book)

— 2 years ago with 3261 notes
"The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser — in case you thought optimism was dead."
Robert Brault (via julie911)

(via quote-book)

— 2 years ago with 4633 notes
"‘You know what I think?’ she says. ‘That people’s memories are maybe the fuel they burn to stay alive. Whether those memories have any actual importance or not, it doesn’t matter as far as the maintenance of life is concerned. They’re all just fuel. Advertising fillers in the newspaper, philosophy books, dirty pictures in a magazine, a bundle of ten-thousand-yen bills: when you feed ‘em to the fire, they’re all just paper. The fire isn’t thinking ‘Oh, this is Kant,’ or ‘Oh, this is the Yomiuri evening edition,’ or ‘Nice tits,’ while it burns. To the fire, they’re nothing but scraps of paper. It’s the exact same thing. Important memories, not-so-important memories, totally useless memories: there’s no distinction - they’re all just fuel.’"
Haruki Murakami, After Dark (via helplesslyamazed)

(Source: quote-book)

— 2 years ago with 1629 notes
apiphile:

well, this is the most succinct and sensible way I’ve yet to see it put.

apiphile:

well, this is the most succinct and sensible way I’ve yet to see it put.

(Source: heliadoxy, via nicole-smith1)

— 2 years ago with 3062 notes
"This is how it works. I love the people in my life, and I do for my friends whatever they need me to do for them, again and again, as many times as is necessary. For example, in your case you always forgot who you are and how much you’re loved. So what I do for you as your friend is remind you who you are and tell you how much I love you. And this isn’t any kind of burden for me, because I love who you are very much. Every time I remind you, I get to remember with you, which is my pleasure."
James Lecesne (via julie911)

(via quote-book)

— 2 years ago with 3320 notes
"When the remembering was done, the forgetting could begin."
Sara Zarr (via kari-shma)
— 2 years ago with 2860 notes
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."
Mark Twain (via kari-shma)
— 2 years ago with 2887 notes