it is about the stuff that makes me think.
"Every tear is a verse, and every heart is a poem."
Marc André (via itsquoted)
October 16, 2014
"You know what’s sexy? A real conversation."
(via keishasmith)
"[L]et us not overlook the further great fact, that not only does science underlie sculpture, painting, music, poetry, but that science is itself poetic. The current opinion that science and poetry are opposed is a delusion. … On the contrary science opens up realms of poetry where to the unscientific all is a blank. Those engaged in scientific researches constantly show us that they realize not less vividly, but more vividly, than others, the poetry of their subjects. Whoever will dip into Hugh Miller’s works on geology, or read Mr. Lewes’s “Seaside Studies,” will perceive that science excites poetry rather than extinguishes it. And whoever will contemplate the life of Goethe will see that the poet and the man of science can co-exist in equal activity. Is it not, indeed, an absurd and almost a sacrilegious belief that the more a man studies Nature the less he reveres it? Think you that a drop of water, which to the vulgar eye is but a drop of water, loses anything in the eye of the physicist who knows that its elements are held together by a force which, if suddenly liberated, would produce a flash of lightning? Think you that what is carelessly looked upon by the uninitiated as a mere snow-flake, does not suggest higher associations to one who has seen through a microscope the wondrously varied and elegant forms of snow-crystals? Think you that the rounded rock marked with parallel scratches calls up as much poetry in an ignorant mind as in the mind of a geologist, who knows that over this rock a glacier slid a million years ago? The truth is, that those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded. Whoever has not in youth collected plants and insects, knows not half the halo of interest which lanes and hedge-rows can assume. Whoever has not sought for fossils, has little idea of the poetical associations that surround the places where imbedded treasures were found. Whoever at the seaside has not had a microscope and aquarium, has yet to learn what the highest pleasures of the seaside are. Sad, indeed, is it to see how men occupy themselves with trivialities, and are indifferent to the grandest phenomena—care not to understand the architecture of the universe, but are deeply interested in some contemptible controversy about the intrigues of Mary Queen of Scots!—are learnedly critical over a Greek ode, and pass by without a glance that grand epic… upon the strata of the Earth!"
Herbert Spencer (via observando)
"I didn’t like having to explain to them, so I just shut up, smoked a cigarette, and looked at the sea."
"The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely."
Lorraine Hansberry (via splitterherzen)
"I can’t handle this,” he told her.

But something in his expression screamed:

“I can’t handle you.”

And she thought then, that perhaps all relationships were just a case of who gave up first. And her pride couldn’t decide which was worse: giving up when you had promised them not to, or waking up to find that they had given up on you.”

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Excerpt from a book I’ll never write #75 (via missinyouiskillingme)
October 4, 2014

Don’t You Dare Buy Me Flowers (10.2.14)

faithalfonso:

You say that you have flowers growing in your ribs and vines in your lungs,

but I have diamonds in my bones and mercury in my veins.

As you shrivel and wither away,

I will outlast and overcome.

Because I was created by the pressures surrounding me,

and I will shine forever;

while you will decompose and be replaced next spring

September 20, 2014
"We talked for hours. He talked and I listened.
It was like wind and sunlight. It blew all the cobwebs away."
John Fowles (via observando)
"For years mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you.”…The truth is, you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation"
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. — “The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog” (via cockedlockedandchoking)
"For you to insult me, I must first value your opinion."
(via fuckingdraco)
"I’m gonna run out in the meadow, to catch the silence where it sings."
Tallest Man on Earth (via creatingaquietmind)
September 8, 2014

spenceromg:

people who randomly compliment you on something you are insecure about are the nicest kind of people

 
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