"I know what I want, but I don’t know if I want it yet."

Brittani Nichols in  Words with Girls 
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"The difference between hope and expectation is the difference between gambling and taking a risk."

"Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are."

 Eckhart Tolle  (via laurenlivingroom)

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"Stop worrying about your identity and concern yourself with the people you care about, ideas that matter to you, beliefs you can stand by, tickets you can run on. Intelligent humans make those choices with their brain and hearts and they make them alone. The world does not deliver meaning to you. You have to make it meaningful…and decide what you want and need and must do. It’s a tough, unimaginably lonely and complicated way to be in the world. But that’s the deal: you have to live; you can’t live by slogans, dead ideas, clichés, or national flags. Finding an identity is easy. It’s the easy way out."

Zadie Smith, On Beauty  (via aminaabramovic)

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"You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody."

Maya Angelou (via purplebuddhaproject)

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"You should not
have to rip yourself
into pieces to keep
others whole."

i am seeing less and less of you (via pukin)

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