“I dream of lost vocabularies that might express some of what we no longer can.”Jack Gilbert

Educator, 27, Dubai


If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.


So called ‘late-bloomers’ get a bad rap. Sometimes the people with the greatest potential often take the longest to find their path because their sensitivity is a double edged sword — it lives at the heart of their brilliance, but it also makes them more susceptible to life’s pains. Good thing we aren’t being penalized for handing in our purpose late. The soul doesn’t know a thing about deadlines.

Jeff Brown

There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me.

Jonathan Safran Foer

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I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while.

Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

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I tell her how isolated I feel and how lonely I am and hungry and tired and she says ‘oh.’

James Simon Kunen, The Strawberry Statement (1970)

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When something bothered me, I didn’t talk with anyone about it. I thought it over all by myself, came to a conclusion, and took action alone. Not that I really felt lonely. I thought that’s just the way things are. Human beings, in the final analysis, have to survive on their own.

Haruki MurakamiSputnik Sweetheart

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To know love without grasping. To know beauty without wishing ownership. To touch the essence of life within the display of forms is the purpose and meaning of human life.

Traktung Rinpoche

Self importance is our greatest enemy. Think about it—what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men. Our self importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.

Carlos Castaneda

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.

Marcus Aurelius

I’ve really tried to understand the Israelis. I used to work on a farm in Israel. I speak Hebrew. I watch their news. All the time they talk about fear. How they have to run to their bunkers to hide from the rockets. How their children can’t sleep because of the sirens. This is not a good way for them to live. We Palestinians don’t talk about fear, we talk about death. Our rockets scare them; their rockets kill us. We have no bomb shelters, we have no sirens, we have nowhere we can take our children and keep them safe. They are scared. We are dying.

Mohammed al-Khoudry a Palestinian farmer in Gaza. (via saddestboyincanada)

And they are scared the same way an exploitative and abusive employer is scared of a workers’ revolt. They’re afraid because they know that after all the atrocities they’ve committed, something’s bound to come their way. 

(via cerebralproxy)

speaking of, plz sign this Whitehouse.gov petition to FREEZE Aid to Israel til it complies w/Human Rights laws: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/freeze-all-aid-israel-until-it-complies-international-law-human-rights/774gHhDD

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I was raised among books, making invisible friends in pages that seemed cast from dust and whose smell I carry on my hands to this day.

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Shadow Of The Wind

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Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.

Steve Irwin

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