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What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do?

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anaïs Nin

Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.



Yesterday someone showed me a drawing I drew back in 2007. It had been ages since I’d last seen it. It was of a nervous girl sitting on a chair, clutching her portfolio, waiting for her first career interview.

I looked at it with new eyes. Thinking about all the nice things and less nice things that have happened since I drew that picture.

I decided to redraw it and really remember feeling those feelings I had back then while sitting in the waiting room of a design office.

I’m sure everybody’s been through it at some point. Feeling so blue, anxiously wondering if you’ll be good enough.

Just keep going.

I was wise enough never to grow up, while fooling people into believing I had.

Margaret Mead

The years between eighteen and twenty-eight are the hardest, psychologically. It’s then you realize this is make or break, you no longer have the excuse of youth, and it is time to become an adult – but you are not ready.

Helen Mirren (via imnotchaste)

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The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.

Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss

Someday (by ILoveDoodle)

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You will be stupid. You will worry your parents. You will question your own choices, your relationships, your jobs, your friends, where you live, what you studied in college, that you went to college at all… If that happens, you’re doing it right.

Ira Glass (via prettyeyed-piratesmile)


the “doing nothing now”s turn into weeks turn into months turn into what am i doing with my life

“And the point of great writers like [Oscar] Wilde is that they make that invitation to you; they welcome you”. - Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry is a hero

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homeless (by lize meddings)


outgrown overgrown


Kent MonkmanThe Collapsing of Time and Space in an Ever Expanding Universe, 2011

In a life-size museum diorama, the artist’s alter ego Miss Chief, appears simultaneously in the past, present, and future as an aging diva alone in her Parisian apartment listening repeatedly to her one “hit” record - Dance to Miss Chief. Overcome with nostalgia, tears well up as she gazes longingly through a window at a sublime landscape - the trackless forests of her nubile youth but a distant memory. (via)

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