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thoughtkick · 21 hours ago
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Nothing is quite as beautiful as someone who has survived losing everything and still has a tender heart.
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thehopefulquotes · 23 hours ago
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as you get older, you realize that you’re not always right and there’s so many things you could’ve handled better, so many situations where you could’ve been kinder and all you can really do is forgive yourself and let your mistakes make you a better person.
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macrolit · 17 hours ago
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metamorphesque · 13 hours ago
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― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles
[text ID: My mind is filled with cataclysm and apocalypse: I wish for earthquakes, eruptions, flood. Only that seems large enough to hold all of my rage and grief. I want the world overturned like a bowl of eggs, smashed at my feet.]
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anaysa · 14 hours ago
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Delia Owens
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soracities · 10 hours ago
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e.e. cummings, from “Nocturne” (in Uncollected Poems), Complete Poems: 1904-1962
[Text ID: “I think the moon is quivering-- My longing fingers search the chords-- My harp becomes a heart, and breaks.”]
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thoughtkick · 16 hours ago
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I am not actually tired, but numb and heavy, and can't find the right words.
Franz Kafka, from a letter to Felice Bauer, c. November 1912
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thehopefulquotes · 15 hours ago
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Forgive yourself for accepting less than you deserved - but don’t do it again.
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luthienne · 16 hours ago
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Franz Wright, from The Beforelife: Poems; “Clarification”
[Text ID: Listen to what I am saying, // but listen especially / to what I'm not saying— // Of all the powers of love, / this: it is possible // to die; which means / it's possible to live.]
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weltenwellen · 14 hours ago
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Adonis, tr. by Khaled Mattawa, Selected Poems
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lifeinpoetry · 10 hours ago
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The sadness in him ends in me tonight.
— Ocean Vuong, from “Beautiful Short Loser,” Time Is a Mother
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firstfullmoon · 15 hours ago
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Noor Hindi, from “USCIS Trip #1: A Revision,” in DEAR GOD. DEAR BONES. DEAR YELLOW.
[text ID: When asked about her country of origin, my grandmother writes PALESTINE in black pen and slides it back to the woman. / The white woman says WE DO NOT RECOGNIZE / PALESTINE AS A COUNTRY / TRY AGAIN / And crosses out PALESTINE with a red pen.]
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thoughtkick · 8 hours ago
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I'm attracted to the extreme light and the extreme dark. I'm interested in the human condition and what makes people tick. I'm interested in the things people try to hide.
Johnny Depp
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perfectquote · 17 hours ago
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And I knew it. That’s the worst part: I knew it.
Marguerite Duras, The North China Lover
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quotefeeling · 5 hours ago
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you will never be too much for someone who can’t get enough of you
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thehopefulquotes · 19 hours ago
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The best investment you’ll ever make is in yourself. Never stop exploring, learning, experiencing, and becoming a better person each day.
Mo Seetubtim
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iambrillyant · 20 hours ago
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“a lack of boundaries invites in a lack of respect. a lack of boundaries welcomes in a lack of honesty with yourself. a lack of boundaries accepts where they decide to view you instead where of you actually view yourself.”
— iambrillyant
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liriostigre · 15 hours ago
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Mary Oliver, “Messenger.” Thirst
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thoughtkick · 23 hours ago
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Accept yourself as you are. And that is the most difficult thing in the world, because it goes against your training, education, your culture. From the very beginning you've been told how you should be; Nobody has ever told you that you are good as you are
Osho
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perfectquote · 22 hours ago
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If you get that gut feeling that something isn’t right about a person or situation, trust it.
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