Sometimes the thoughts and feelings I had didn’t really agree with each other, so I decided I must be lots of different people inside my brain.

Iain Banks, The Wasp Factory (via wordsnquotes)

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The human heart to be allegorized as a cavern. At the entrance there is sunshine, and flowers growing about it. You step within but a short distance, and begin to find yourself surrounded with a terrible gloom and monsters of diverse kinds; it seems like hell itself.

Notebooks by Nathaniel Hawthorne (via fyeahgothicromance)

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#notebooks

#mind

#heart

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#soul

#darkness

#introspection

shreksforthememories:

food should be free. water should be free. housing should be free. power, fuel, electricity should be free. basic necessities should be free.

the idea of “people should have to work for a living” carries the implication that some people deserve to die

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It is known to many that we need solitude to find ourselves. Perhaps it is not so well known that we need solitude to find our fellows.

Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), excerpted from Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

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#solitude

#aloneness

#zen

#love

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#intimacy

#self

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#truth

The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes.

Pema Chodron (via lazyyogi)

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#truth

#wisdom

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#introspection

#reflection

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#psychology

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