“There is the hidden presence of others in us, even those we have known briefly. We contain them for the rest of our lives, at every border we cross.” —Michael Ondaatje
“Relationships, I think, are like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies.” —(via inspiration1)
“You ought to spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people.” —breakfast club (via inspiration1)
316. There are days when I want to live inside a really big bookstore. Read, read, read and just live there forever.
“we suffer a lot in our society from loneliness. so much of our life is an attempt to not be lonely: ‘let’s talk to each other; let’s do things together so we won’t be lonely.’ and yet inevitably, we are really alone in these human forms. we can pretend; we can entertain each other; but that’s about the best we can do. when it comes to the actual experience of life, we’re very much alone; and to expect anyone else to take away our loneliness is asking too much.” —ajahn sumedho (via onlyondemairt) (via teachingliteracy) (via booklover)