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" If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. "

- J.R.R. Tolkien

"If you end up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it." — Frank Zappa

" The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to. "

- Carl Sandberg (via perkamentus)

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" Having experienced both, I am not sure which is worse: intense feeling, or the absence of it. "

- Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

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" Memories, the bones of the soul. "

- George R. R. Martin, A Feast for Crows (via coat-check-girl)

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" The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they’re going to have some pretty annoying virtues. "

- Elizabeth Taylor (via quotes-shape-us)

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" Every year white people add 100 years to how long ago slavery was. I’ve heard educated white people say, ‘slavery was 400 years ago.’ No it very wasn’t. It was 140 years ago…that’s two 70-year-old ladies living and dying back to back. That’s how recently you could buy a guy. "


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Sylvester Magee, the (probable) last American born into slavery died in 1971.

The last living child of former American slaves, Mississippi Winn, died in 2010.

Slavery in the territory that is now the United States lasted more than 330 years. We will be 330 years removed from slavery in the year 2195.

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" …the last thing you wanted a witch to do was get bored and start making her own amusements, because witches sometimes had famously erratic ideas about what was amusing. "

- Terry pratchett, legends 1
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" People say what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re really seeking is an experience of being alive so that life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive in our bodies. "

- Joseph Campbell

" “If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.”
― C. JoyBell C. "


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I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.


- Jonathan Carroll (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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" Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self. "

- Siddhārtha Gautama (via sunsari)

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" If you want to understand a society, take a good look at the drugs it uses. Except for pharmaceutical poison, there are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison you are living in. "

- Bill Hicks (1961–94)

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"Remember that man lives only in the present, in this fleeting instant; all the rest of his life is either past and gone, or not yet revealed.
Short, therefore, is man’s life, and narrow is the corner of the earth wherein he dwells. “

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations III.10