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The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

-Robert Frost
One could not do without repetition in life, like the beating of the heart, but it was also true that the beating of the heart was not all there was to life.
— Kōbō Abe, The Woman in the Dunes
I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I melt right into it.
Falling in love is not the only adventure worthy of a young woman.
— Caitlin Stasey (via aurelle)

(via aurelle)

Backward or forward, eternity is the same; already have we been the nothing we dread to be.
— Herman Melville (via likeafieldmouse)
Then no matter where you are, in a crowded restaurant or on some desolate street or even in the comforts of your own home, you’ll watch yourself dismantle every assurance you ever lived by. You’ll stand aside as a great complexity intrudes, tearing apart, piece by piece, all your carefully conceived denials, whether deliberate or unconscious. And then for better or worse you’ll turn, unable to resist, though try to resist you still will, fighting with everything you’ve got not to face the thing you most dread, what is now, what will be, what has always come before, the creature you truly are, the creature we all are, buried in the nameless black of a name.

And then the nightmares will begin.
Mark Z. Danielewski, “House of Leaves” (via lifeinpoetry)
Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can’t take it, and my heart is just going to cave in.
American Beauty (1999) dir. by Sam Mendes (via violentwavesofemotion)
Smooth and smiling faces everywhere, but ruin in their eyes.
— Jean-Paul Sartre (via likeafieldmouse)
Has anything like this happened in history before?
A small piece of land, filled to the brim with people, 50% of them under 16, that cannot run anywhere or escape, that is, every few years, a human laboratory for new bombs and weapons? A human butchery.
What is happening in Gaza will remain, for centuries to come, the most blatant imagery of what is so wrong with this world. The silence and the complicity of our media and most governments adding to what is one of the darkest, most sombre and inhuman act the world has ever seen.
Frank Barat (via lastuli)

(via theyoungradical)

And when the universe has finished exploding all the stars will slow down, like a ball that has been thrown into the air, and they will come to a halt and they will all begin to fall towards the centre of the universe again. And then there will be nothing to stop us seeing all the stars in the world because they will all be moving towards us, gradually faster and faster, and we will know that the world is going to end soon because when we look up into the sky at night there will be no darkness, just the blazing light of billions and billions of stars, all falling.
— Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time
Thinking is difficult; that’s why most people judge.
— Carl Jung (via likeafieldmouse)
I think that one of these days you’re going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you’ve got to start going there.
— J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via aurelle)

(via suffering-in-the-labyrinth)

People sometimes ask me if I’m happy and I tell them to fuck off.
— Thom Yorke

(via mirroir)

Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.
— Albert Camus, The Fall (via circumarticulation)

Hayao Miyazaki

from the movie "The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness" (2013)

I’ve become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a boy and girl appear in the same feature, a romance must ensue. Rather, I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where the two mutually inspire each other to live - if I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.
— Hayao Miyazaki