"This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body."
Walt Whitman, from the preface of Leaves of Grass (via fuckyeahyoga)
"Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."
Anton Chekhov (via introspectivepoet)
"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever."
Carl Sagan (via introspectivepoet)
canyouwhoopit:

Daisies (1966) directed by Věra Chytilová
"

My notebook has remained blank for months
thanks to the light you shower
around me. I have no use
for my pen, which lies
languorously without grief.

Nothing is better than to live
a storyless life that needs
no writing for meaning—
when I am gone, let others say
they lost a happy man,
though no one can tell how happy I was.

"
Ha Jin, “Missed Time,”  Poetry (July 2000). (via literarymiscellany)
"

I opened my mouth, almost said something. Almost. The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t.

"

Khaled Hosseini

(via wholewheat)

helloyou24:

one more time
"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."
Sarah Williams, Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse (via observando)
"Come forth into the light of things,
Let Nature be your teacher."
William Wordsworth (via introspectivepoet)
cameos:

Schim Schimmel
The Edge of Time