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“ The poet doesn’t invent. He listens. ”

—    Jean Cocteau (via nofatnowhip)

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“ To know a man’s library is, in some measure, to know a man’s mind. ”

—    Geraldine BrooksMarch (via infinite-paradox)

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Bronze figure of a Siren

460-450 BC

Classical Greek

(Source: The British Museum)

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“ I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities that I have visited, all my ancestors. ”

—    Jorge Luis Borges (via theburnthatkeepseverything)

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“ My solitude is my treasure, the best thing I have. ”

—    A.S.Byatt (Possession)

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“ What you are basically, deep, deep down, far, far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself. ”

—    Alan Watts (via theuniverseworks)

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“ Always trust your own feeling, rather than others’ discussions, interpretations and arguments. Should you be mistaken, then slowly and with time the natural growth of your inner life will bring you to fuller awareness. ”

—    Rainer Maria Rilke, from Letters To A Young Poet (via violentwavesofemotion)

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“ Man, in his highest and noblest capacities, is nature and bears in himself her awful twofold character. ”

—    Friedrich Nietzsche (via ludimagister)

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“ Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire. ”

—    Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths (via stxxz)

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“ Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. ”

—    Lao Tzu (via magickkitchen)

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