Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment
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"Sleep is good," he said, "and books are better."
George R.R. Martin
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91 سنة و احنا نتباهى بهذا الوطن العظيم يارب عقبال المليون سنه كل عام و وطننا و أوطانكم بخير وامن و امان🤍🇸🇦.
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A List of Autumn Aesthetics
Lighting aroma candles.
Baking cinnamon rolls.
Long walks under the pouring rain.
Visiting bookstores with your dearest friends.
Jumping in a pile of leaves.
Cozy sweaters, lovely blazers, and vintage trousers.
Pick up a random book you own and promise yourself to read it, make it your source of inspiration, underline the most accurate and relatable quotes, research for the words you don't understand, and write them down so you won't forget them.
Go for a favorite movies\series marathon, accompany it with your blanket, and your full mug full of hot cocoa.
Slow dancing to a favorite tune with yourself or someone you love.
Printing some vintage posters and hanging them on your walls.
Falling asleep to the sound of the rain.
Making yourself pretty to hang out with your loved ones.
Decluttering your space.
Hanging fall decorations
Collecting pressed flowers and leaves.
Documenting fall season by taking pictures of yourself or things around you daily.
Creating a glow-up mood board on Pinterest.
Less of social media overuse.
Paint, draw, and write to free your artistic inner self.
Write down a list of activities you want to be good at, then schedule 30 minutes daily for it to happen.
Being kind to one another and mostly to yourself.
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It’s really hard to put into words things that are just a little bit not ok.
Sayaka Murata, Earthlings (2018)
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Želim upoznati nekoga,
s kim mogu sve.
Ponosno da šetamo gradom,
znajući da smo dovoljni jedno drugom.
Da se smijemo dok lutamo gradom,
zajedno da čekamo izlaske i zalaske sunca.
Noću da ležimo jedno pored drugog,
gledajući kroz prozor sobe,
zvijezdama imena da dajemo
dok proučavamo ljepotu noći i mjeseca.
Da se kao djeca ponašamo,
ne odolimo vožnju ringišpilom,
igranje tombule na nekoj tamo pijaci
gdje nas niko ne zna.
I da se ako Bog da
i za pedeset godina
držimo za ruke,
gledamo naše slike
kao i pasoši.
da ostarimo zajedno
dok se hvalimo životu
Da svijetu pokažemo
kako je to
kad sebe imaš u nekome.
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"Alle austauschbar wie Glühbirnen und Batterien."
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—Me (JNH)// Grief greets me in the mornings
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By Rob Bowyer
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Dionysian man resembles Hamlet: both have once looked truly into the essence of things, they have gained knowledge, and it disgusts them to act, for their action could not change anything in the eternal essence of things. They feel it to be ridiculous or humiliating that they should be asked to set right a world that is so out of joint. Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion — that is the Hamlet Doctrine, not that cheap wisdom of Jack the Dreamer who reflects too much and, as it were, from an excess of possibilities does not get around to action. Not reflection, no — true knowledge, the insight into the horrible truth, outweighs any motive for action. Conscious of the truth he has once seen, man now sees everywhere only the horror or absurdity of existence. Here, when the danger to his will is greatest, art approaches as a saving sorceress, expert at healing. She alone knows how to turn these nauseating or disgusting thoughts about the horror or absurdity of existence into notions with which one can live.
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy
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I'll have enough books when they fill my room like the stars fill the sky.
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Unusual words with beautiful meanings
Peregrinate (verb) To travel or wander around from place to place.
Serendipity (noun) Finding something good without looking for it.
Nemophilist (noun) One who is fond of forest; A haunter of the woods.
Eudaimonia (noun) The contented happy state you feel when you travel.
Eleutheromania (noun) The intense desire for freedom.
Hireath (noun) A homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was.
Idyllic (adj.) Like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque.
Clinomania (noun) Excessive desire to stay in bed.
Seatherny (noun) the serenity one feels when listening to the chirping birds.
Eunoia (noun) beautiful thinking a balanced mind.
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In reading a novel, any novel, we have to know perfectly well that the whole thing is nonsense, and then, while reading, believe every word of it. Finally, when we’re done with it, we may find – if it’s a good novel – that we’re a bit different from what we were before we read it, that we have changed a little, as if by having met a new face, crossed a street we never crossed before. But it’s very hard to say just what we learned, how we were changed.
Ursula K. Le Guin, foreword to The Left Hand of Darkness (1969)
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The Birmingham News, Alabama, October 4, 1934
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At your absolute best, you still won’t be good enough for the wrong person. At your worst, you’ll still be worth it to the right person.
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But Lance is by no means rodded up, because a rod is apt to create a bump in his shape when he has his tuxedo on, so the story really begins with Lance McGowan behind the brick wall, practically defenceless, and the reason I know this story is because Lance McGowan tells most of it to me, as Lance knows I know his real name is Lancelot, and he feels under great obligation to me because I never mention the matter publicly.
Damon Runyon, ‘The Old Doll’s House’
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—Me (JNH)// it scares him, it consumes me
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“give your daughters difficult names. give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. my name makes you want to tell me the truth. my name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right.”
― Warsan Shire
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