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Dec 30
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Nov 30
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Don’t talk to yourself in such a way that if you did so to a friend, it would end your friendship.

If you had a friend dealing with the same things, you wouldn’t berate that person, say, ‘You’re not working hard enough,’ ‘You suck,’ or ‘You’re not as good as [whomever].’ You’d offer your friend encouragement, you’d try to point out all the things your friend did right, and how much progress your friend had made.

You should do no less for yourself.

Be very careful how you talk to yourself. Because you are listening.
Nov 09
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I’m a cynical idealist.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald (via nobodyshippie)

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Oct 13
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As time goes on, you’ll understand. What lasts, lasts; what doesn’t, doesn’t. Time solves most things. And what time can’t solve, you have to solve yourself.
— Haruki Murakami (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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Sep 26
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You are a poem that keeps writing itself at 2 a.m., you know that? A poem that’s tattooed into my veins. A poem that keeps me awake. A poem that will never be finished, will never be able to walk away. You are a poem stuck at the base of my throat, underneath the lining of my tongue held tightly behind clenched teeth.
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Goodnight and great love to you. We see the same stars.
— George Mallory, from a letter to his wife Ruth during the 1921 Everest Reconnaissance Expedition (via perfect)

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Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark.
— N’tima (via dishevelment)

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whataboutprom:

"EVERYDAY AWARDS, Part three"

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"EVERYDAY AWARDS, Part three"

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Even when I detach, I care. You can be separate from a thing and still care about it. If I wanted to detach completely, I would move my body away. I would stop the conversation midsentence. I would leave the bed. Instead, I hover over it for a second. I glance off in another direction. But I always glance back at you.
David Levithan, The Lover’s Dictionary   (via thatkindofwoman)

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