Going back to a simpler life based on living by sufficiency rather than excess is not a step backward. Rather, returning to a simpler way allows us to regain our dignity, puts us in touch with the land, and makes us value human contact again.
— Yvon Chouinard (via igniteafirewithin)
Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.
— Earl Nightingale (via thatkindofwoman)
They were together constantly, for lunch, for dinner, and nearly every evening—always in a sort of breathless hush, as if they feared that any minute the spell would break and drop them out of this paradise of rose and flame. But the spell became a trance, seemed to increase from day to day; they began to talk of marrying in July—in June. All life was transmitted into terms of their love, all experience, all desires, all ambitions, were nullified—their senses of humor crawled into corners to sleep; their former love-affairs seemed faintly laughable and scarcely regretted juvenalia.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise (via thatkindofwoman)
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
— Johnny Cash (via thatkindofwoman)
You are most defined by what you are when you are at your least.
— Rakishi, “things my father wouldn’t say” cir. 1913. (via 1924us)