The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.
― Ernest Hemingway (via acrylicalchemy)
7:51 am  •  19 August 2014  •  1,363 notes
You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.
―  Ernest Hemingway (via oh-for-the-love-of-running)
7:50 am  •  19 August 2014  •  2,628 notes
I’ll be home on the 19th

Can’t believe my two month Europe trip is coming to an end! I’m so excited to sleep in my own bed though, with autumn just around the corner :)

6:44 am  •  16 August 2014

Many adults are put off when youngsters pose scientific questions. Children ask why the sun is yellow, or what a dream is, or how deep you can dig a hole, or when is the world’s birthday, or why we have toes.

Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else. Why adults should pretend to omniscience before a five-year-old, I can’t for the life of me understand. What’s wrong with admitting that you don’t know? Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys many adults. A few more experiences like this, and another child has been lost to science.

There are many better responses. If we have an idea of the answer, we could try to explain. If we don’t, we could go to the encyclopedia or the library. Or we might say to the child: “I don’t know the answer. Maybe no one knows. Maybe when you grow up, you’ll be the first to find out.

― Carl Sagan (via cosmo-nautic)
8:05 am  •  3 August 2014  •  26,587 notes
The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.
― Carl Sagan, Contact (via tessladapanda)
8:04 am  •  3 August 2014  •  38 notes
Anonymous: you write so beautifully you make me insomniac

violentwavesofemotion:

Do I dare disturb the universe

8:38 am  •  28 July 2014  •  25 notes
I must have flowers, always, and always.
― Claude Monet  (via gotrulymadlydeeply)

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4:41 pm  •  24 July 2014  •  29,954 notes
Of lovers whose bodies smell of each other, who think the same thoughts without need of speech.
― T.S. Eliot (via ohdreaming)

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4:41 pm  •  24 July 2014  •  9,737 notes