Cut a chrysalis open, and you will find a rotting caterpillar. What you will never find is that mythical creature, half caterpillar, half butterfly, a fit emblem of the human soul, for those whose cast of mind leads them to seek such emblems. No, the process of transformation consists almost entirely of decay.

Pat BarkerRegeneration (via letters-to-nobody)

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One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.

Jack Kerouac (via agentlemenscoup)

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I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’

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Elizabeth Olsen for Dazed and Confused

Elizabeth Olsen for Dazed and Confused

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Having seen how lucidly and logically certain madmen
justify their lunatic ideas to themselves and to others,
I can never again be sure of the lucidness of my lucidity

      Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (via fuckyeahexistentialism)

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Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have.

Eckhart Tolle (via psych-quotes)