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No Promises.

“We cannot build the future by avenging the past.”
― T.H. White, The Once and Future King

Posts tagged quotes:

"I cannot see my prospects clearly to-night, sir; and I hardly know what thoughts I have in my head. Everything in life seems unreal."

"Except me: I am substantial enough—touch me."

"You, sir, are the most phantom-like of all: you are a mere dream."

- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

"I cannot see my prospects clearly to-night, sir; and I hardly know what thoughts I have in my head. Everything in life seems unreal."

"Except me: I am substantial enough—touch me."

"You, sir, are the most phantom-like of all: you are a mere dream."

- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“The city was a paradox, though maybe it had always been one. You could have an excellent life here, even as everything disintegrated.”

—Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings

“The city was a paradox, though maybe it had always been one. You could have an excellent life here, even as everything disintegrated.” 
—Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings

All we’ve got are metaphors, and they’re never exactly right. You can never just Say. The. Thing.

—Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Hobbits throw the sickest fuckin’ parties.

—Mike Meadors, on The Fellowship Of The Ring

I don’t believe in this “gifted few” concept, just in people doing things they are really interested in doing. They have a way of getting good at whatever it is.

For legendary designer Charles Eames's birthday, 15 of his most timeless aphorisms on design and life. (via explore-blog)

Always brilliant Charles.

(via wheniwasnotcruel)

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slaughterhouse90210:

“They didn’t deserve her. No high school boy did. She was better than that, Sylvia knew, bigger and better and ready to shed her skin like a snake.”—Emma Straub, The Vacationers

slaughterhouse90210:

“They didn’t deserve her. No high school boy did. She was better than that, Sylvia knew, bigger and better and ready to shed her skin like a snake.”
—Emma Straub, The Vacationers

"Pretending to be pleased, I inquired tentatively, and it was confirmed by Joan as a routine fact of life: men and women had separate career tracks and only men became officers."

- Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth: A Novel

"Pretending to be pleased, I inquired tentatively, and it was confirmed by Joan as a routine fact of life: men and women had separate career tracks and only men became officers."

- Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth: A Novel

If our young men miscarry in their first enterprises, they lose all heart. If the young merchant fails, men say he is ruined. If the finest genius studies at one of our colleges, and is not installed in an office within one year afterwards in the cities or suburbs of Boston or New York, it seems to his friends and to himself that he is right in being disheartened, and in complaining the rest of his life. A sturdy lad from New Hampshire or Vermont, who in turn tries all the professions, who teams it, farms it, peddles, keeps a school, preaches, edits a newspaper, goes to Congress, buys a township, and so forth, in successive years, and always, like a cat, falls on his feet, is worth a hundred of these city dolls. He walks abreast with his days, and feels no shame in not ‘studying a profession,’ for he does not postpone his life, but lives already. He has not one chance, but a hundred chances.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, via Ryan Holiday (via rickyv)

Love this. 

"The forest did not tolerate frailty of body or mind. Show your weakness, and it would consume you without hesitation." - Tahir Shah, "House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City" #sf #sanfrancisco #view #lit #quotes #relevant (at The Adam Grant Building)

"The forest did not tolerate frailty of body or mind. Show your weakness, and it would consume you without hesitation." - Tahir Shah, "House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City" #sf #sanfrancisco #view #lit #quotes #relevant (at The Adam Grant Building)

It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.

—Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (via penamerican)

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