Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller (via observando)

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.
Ann Landers (via psych-facts)



mindaltering:

We started off as a single cell in someone else’s 37 trillion celled organism, then we grow up into having 37 trillion cells ourselves to later in life decompose and become 0. 0 not meaning nothing but becoming everything, life is truly fascinating.



mal-grohiik:

Constellations (by Wandering Heart)




Life is not built around numbers. Your personality is not built around the name of your university.

Life is made up of you. It is made up of the way your mother says your name and how you like your coffee. You are made up of what you see when you look at the stars and how you feel when you finish doing laundry.

You are made up of the fact that you run into the ocean in your jeans and like the feeling of dirt beneath your toes. You are made up of the fact that you jump off docks and play guitar. You are not made up of a diploma and a football sweatshirt.

You are made from your first heartbreak, and how you managed to pick yourself up when they left. You are made up of the music you listen to and the books you lose yourself in, not the amount that your tuition cost.

At the end of the day, you are more than you think. You are the one who notices the constellations in the night sky; the one who picks themselves up off the bathroom floor after a hard night. You are more then just flesh and bone. You are vibrant, and beautiful, and so alive, and anyone who says differently is not looking close enough.


Erin (www.life-is-radiant.tumblr.com)

thatonekidinschool:

I think we should change the terms pro-life and pro-choice to anti-choice and anti-life.  They mean the same thing; it’s just a different perspective.  And that’s a pretty eye-opening perspective.



It’s not the power of the curse, it’s the power you give the curse.
Penelope  (via blackdotonawhitecanvas)


romantic-mindfuck:

“I was born the day you kissed me, died the day you left me, but lived for the time that you loved me”  ― Anju

whatareyoureallyafraidof:

"There are some oddities in the perspective with which we see the world. The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be." - Douglas Adams (born: 11 March 1952)