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"It is quite certain that in seeing the people who treat us so well despite their own misfortune, we are more obliged than ever to work hard for their happiness." - Marie Antoinette

You look at me and think, ‘she’s so happy’ but there’s so much behind this little smile that you will never know.
— Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
I began to draw an invisible boundary between myself and other people. No matter who I was dealing with. I maintained a set distance, carefully monitoring the person’s attitude so that they wouldn’t get any closer. I didn’t easily swallow what other people told me. My only passions were books and music.
— Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart (via wordsnquotes)
thefullerview:

Hydrangea / David Fuller (by TheFullerView)

thefullerview:

Hydrangea / David Fuller (by TheFullerView)

psychofactz:

More Facts on Psychofacts :)

psychofactz:

More Facts on Psychofacts :)

That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It’s geometrically progressive - all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.
— Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (via bookslutss)

"I put my heart and soul into my work, and I have lost my mind in the process." 
— Vincent van Gogh

"I put my heart and soul into my work, and I have lost my mind in the process." 

— Vincent van Gogh

r0mance-is:

Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate by jenni.rose on Flickr.

r0mance-is:

Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate by jenni.rose on Flickr.

I am like a room where things once happened and now nothing does, except the pollen of the weeds that grow up outside the window, blowing in as dust across the floor.
— Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (via theclassicreader)
twistytwirls:

Café Pavé in Milan (by Paris in Four Months)

twistytwirls:

Café Pavé in Milan (by Paris in Four Months)

kingandqueenweasley:

Wingardium Leviosa (by Ottowl)

kingandqueenweasley:

Wingardium Leviosa (by Ottowl)

If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.

Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.

— Stephen Fry (via observando)
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