The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.

- David Foster Wallace

Places like Pawnee do not exist only to give the Leslie Knopes of the world someplace to test themselves before they leave for bigger tasks on bigger stages.

- Alyssa Rosenberg

I need to be with someone who can operate a helicopter.

- Aubrey Plaza, anticipating a zombie apocalypse

Invisible ink is what lies under, between, outside the lines, hidden until the right reader discovers it.

- Toni Morrison

An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.

- Goi Nasu
my favorite boy.

You can trust that little screwball with your life or your hopes or your weaknesses, and she wouldn’t even know how to think about letting you down.

- Clark Gable, on his wife Carole Lombard

The hottest love has the coldest end.

- Socrates

I’d rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are, because a could-be is a may-be who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a has-been than a might-have-been by far, because a might-have-been has never been but a has was once an are.

- Milton Berle

Tho’ her parting dims the day,
Stealing grace from all alive,
Heartily know,
When half-gods go,
The gods arrive.


(by RagtimeWillie)

You’ve got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.

- Ray Bradbury

If you only walk on sunny days, you’ll never reach your destination.

- Paulo Coelho
Louis & Lola, Titanic Survivors

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.

- Robert Tew (via thatkindofwoman)


"I'd like to add some beauty to life. I'd love to make people have a pleasanter time because of me... to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn't been born."
—L.M. Montgomery

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