“All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.”

—   Scott Alexander

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
- C.S. Lewis”


Pass the torch? No thank you. I’ll help you light yours but I’ve still got a race to run.

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“At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.”

—   Salvador Dalí (via ryandonato)

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“When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of reality.”

—   David Thoreau (via thelittlephilosopher)

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“Once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can’t go back to being normal; you can’t go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time.
- Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years”

—   I know this oh so well.

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“We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.”

—   Eduardo Galeano (via machoturbo)

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“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things.”

—   Morrie Schwartz (via pinkbubblemonster)

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“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

—   Elie Wiesel (via wordpainting)

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“You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book… or you take a trip… and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death. Some never awaken.”

Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

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“The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”


Neil deGrasse Tyson (via thespartanwarrior)


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The last calvin and hobbes strip ever serialized. 


The last calvin and hobbes strip ever serialized. 

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