what is life??
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“Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.”

— Albert Camus, The Fall (via thatkindofwoman)

“Try not to feel jealous about things, or people or places. It’s toxic. Just keep living. You will find your happiness.”

— Unknown (via perfect)

“He looked at me, bestowing beauty,
and I took it for my own.
Happy, I swallowed a star.

I let him invent me
in the image of the reflection
in his eyes. I dance, I dance
in an abundance of sudden wings.”

Wisława Szymborska, “Drinking Wine.” (via literarymiscellany)

“I listen always. Give me the slightest sign.
I’m very near.”

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Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door

“Listen: I am ideally happy. My happiness is a kind of challenge. As I wander along the streets and the squares and the paths by the canal, absently sensing the lips of dampness through my worn soles, I carry proudly my ineffable happiness. The centuries will roll by, and schoolboys will yawn over the history of our upheavals; everything will pass, but my happiness, dear, my happiness will remain, in the moist reflection of a streetlamp, in the cautious bend of stone steps that descend into the canal’s black waters, in the smiles of a dancing couple, in everything with which God so generously surrounds human lonliness.”

— Vladimir Nabokov, A Letter That Never Reached Russia (via larmoyante)

“You’re told that you’re in your head too much, a phrase that’s often deployed against the quiet and cerebral. Or maybe there’s another word for such people: thinkers.”

— Susan Cain, Quiet (via larmoyante)