If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.
|—||Illusions by Richard Bach (via lostinthesounds)|
Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you’ll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.
|—||Janet Fitch (via prikborddergedachtegoeden)|
The object of art is not to make salable pictures. It is to save yourself.
So therefore I dedicate myself to myself, to my art, my sleep, my dreams, my labors, my suffrances, my loneliness, my unique madness, my endless absorption and hunger- because I cannot dedicate myself to any fellow being.
|—||Jack Kerouac (via thatkindofwoman)|
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only with what you are expecting to give — which is everything.
She loved the landscape inside him. It was exotic and familiar at the same time. From the start she knew she could live there for years and feel at home.
|—||Jonathan Carroll . (via rainydaysandblankets)|
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.
|—||Ernest Hemingway (via thatkindofwoman)|
Being an artist means forever healing your own wounds and at the same time endlessly exposing them.
|—||Annette Messager (via doworkstayclassy)|
Be seriously involved with growing, with your own development, and never fear. Be the kind of person who is naturally powerful, positive, ingenious, open, to the highest degree. Be the best. No negativity. No weakness. No acquiescence to fear or disaster. No errors of ignorance. No evasion to reality.
|—||Jeff Buckley (via prikborddergedachtegoeden)|