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The axe forgets; the tree remembers.

— African proverb (via mudwerks)

aseaofquotes:

Sara Zarr, Story of a Girl

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Naomi Shihab Nye, “You Have to be Careful”

There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the world. There is no such thing as a dumb question.

— Carl Sagan (via comfortablymyself)

…for the contingent out there who sneer at heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman and Captain America, those icons who still, at their core, represent selfless sacrifice for the greater good, and who justify their contempt by saying, oh, it’s so unrealistic, no one would ever be so noble… grow up. Seriously. Cynicism is not maturity, do not mistake the one for the other. If you truly cannot accept a story where someone does the right thing because it’s the right thing to do, that says far more about who you are than these characters.

Greg Rucka (via murmurandshout)

freyjageist:

The modern mind has lost all capacity to wonder. It has lost all capacity to look into the mysterious, into the miraculous - because of knowledge, because it thinks it knows.

- Osho

Normal person: What's wrong with their face?
You: OH GOD
You: OH SWEET MOTHER OF CHRIST
You: YOU ARE TOO FUCKING PRECIOUS
You: YOU SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE
You: OH GOD WHY DO I LOVE YOU

I also hate people to ask cheerfully how you are when they know you’re feeling like hell and expect you to say “fine.”

— Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (via hismajestythebitch)

When you are down and out something always turns up - and it is usually the noses of your friends.

— Orson Welles (via manuellemag)