"From childhood’s hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone."
- Edgar Allan Poe, Alone (via fourteendrawings)
"People have been hearing fantastic stories since time began. The problem is, they think life is supposed to be like the stories."
- Kurt Vonnegut (via fourteendrawings)
"each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved. Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion. It merely intensifies it. We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible."
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
"The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves."
- Alan Watts (via fourteendrawings)
"Those who do not move, do not notice their chains."
- Rosa Luxemburg (via fourteendrawings)
"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars."
- Jack Kerouac, On The Road (via fourteendrawings)
I saw him again.
Those bright blue eyes and sandy hair.
And his smile.
I know that smile, forced at the edges…trying not to break.
I want to hold him…but I dont want him to touch me.
I want to be with him but without the fear of rejection, of not being good enough.
I want to show him my…
"It is dreadful how I miss you, and everything that everybody says seems flat and stupid."
- Vita Sackville-West, from a letter to Virginia Woolf dated January 29, 1927 (via slutstatus)
(Source: larmoyante, via dazed-kid)