Nostalgia — it’s delicate, but potent. Teddy told me that in Greek,...– Mad Men (okay, I’m hooked)
larmoyante: n. the smallest measurable unit of human connection, typically exchanged between passing strangers—a flirtatious glance, a sympathetic nod, a shared laugh about some odd coincidence—moments that are fleeting and random but still contain powerful emotional nutrients that can alleviate the symptoms of feeling alone.
When I am most deeply rooted, I feel the wildest desire to uproot myself.– Anaïs Nin (Henry & June: From the Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin)
n. the moment you realize that you’re currently happy—consciously trying to savor the feeling—which prompts your intellect to identify it, pick it apart and put it in context, where it will slowly dissolve until it’s little more than an aftertaste.
THE BURIED LIFE: 20 Things I Should Have Known at... →
theburiedlife: 1. The world is trying to keep you stupid. From bank fees to interest rates to miracle diets, people who are not educated are easier to get money from and easier to lead. Educate yourself as much as possible for wealth, independence, and happiness. 2. Do not have faith in institutions to… Worthwhile read!
And for once in his life, it was quiet As he...
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It’s a mystery of human chemistry and I don’t understand it, some people, as far...– Nick Hornby
How We Talk About The People We Don’t Know Anymore →
“When we talk about the people we no longer know, we do it timidly because we’re prone to remembering things better than they were, because we know we’re saying all of the right words to the wrong ears, because we never really knew our strangers to begin with — a truth our hearts can only acknowledge in the quietest and smallest of voices.”
In 1997, a USC student wrote a letter from Prague →
praguetell: I stumbled across it long before coming here, when I was looking at study abroad options last summer. To be completely honest, I didn’t believe it when I read it. The world he describes felt unreal, mystical. I was simply skeptical. I didn’t believe it but I was intrigued by it enough to choose Prague in the end. But now that I reflect on the whole decision-making process… I’m giving...
Back in high school, I did some dumb things and if anybody was hurt by that or...– Mitt Romney, on the Washington Post’s story about his high-school bullying. (via theatlantic) KNEW IT Knew he was a bully, just knew it
I don’t think people read poetry because they’re interested in the poet; I think...– Billy Collins
Maybe it did take a crisis to get to know yourself. Maybe you needed to get...– Unknown. (via modernhepburn)
I have scars on my hands from touching certain people.– J.D. Salinger (via emtc) good scars and bad scars and scars i wish i had. (via voletasam) 2011-2012 in a nutshell. I wish I could say it left me with more beautiful scars than ugly ones.
John Steinbeck wrote this to his son, Thom, about... →
j5d: New York November 10, 1958 Dear Thom: We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers. First—if you are in love—that’s a good thing—that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you. Second—There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which...
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Beautiful but so painful. I feel so much reading this. My stomach hurts.
WHY IT TAKES ME SO LONG TO WRITE A PAPER
howdoiputthisgently: FIRST I’M LIKE: THEN I’M LIKE: My life right now.