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“ Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds… Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe. ”

—    Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 5: A Game of You (via whyallcaps)

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“ Listen to me. I am telling you
a true thing. This is the only kingdom.
The kingdom of touching;
the touches of the disappearing, things. ”

—    Aracelis Girmay, from “Elegy”, in Kingdom Animalia (via hiddenshores)

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“ Some of you say, ‘Joy is greater than sorrow,’ and others say, ‘Nay, sorrow is the greater.’ But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. ”

—    Khalil Gibran, The Prophet (via observando)

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“ The naive view of reality is not compatible with modern physics. To deal with such paradoxes we shall adopt an approach that we call model-dependent realism. It is based on the idea that our brains interpret the input from our sensory organs by making a model of the world. When such a model is successful at explaining events, we tend to attribute to it, and to the elements and concepts that constitute it, the quality of reality or absolute truth. But there may be different ways in which one could model the same physical situation, with each employing different fundamental elements and concepts. If two such physical theories or models accurately predict the same events, one cannot be said to be more real than the other; rather, we are free to use whichever model is most convenient. ”

—    Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow — The Grand Design (via ludimagister)

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“ If a man does not know the value of his own loneliness, how can he respect another’s solitude? ”

—    Thomas Merton, “No Man Is An Island” (via litverve)

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“ The bridge will only take you halfway there, to those mysterious lands you long to see. Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fair, and moonlit woods where unicorns run free. So come and walk awhile with me and share the twisting trails and wondrous worlds I’ve known. But this bridge will only take you halfway there. The last few steps you have to take alone. ”

—    Shel Silverstein (via observando)

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Berlin, Germany. Copyrights Val Moliere, July 2014

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“ I think a huge mistake we make is not allowing ourselves to feel. Whenever I’m driving in my car and a memory pops into my head that forms a lump in my throat my first instinct is to immediately shut it away. But I try to force myself to feel it, the loss. I let myself cry and slam my fists into the steering wheel because I know my mind needs my body. Sometimes the spaces in our head aren’t big enough for the pain we feel and it’s our bodies job to set it free. ”

—    Jenna Anne (via creatingaquietmind)

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“ We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path. ”

—    Paulo Coelho (via purplebuddhaproject)

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“ Watch out for intellect,
because it knows so much it knows nothing
and leaves you hanging upside down,
mouthing knowledge as your heart
falls out of your mouth. ”

—    Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems (via whyallcaps)

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“ The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul? ”

—    Oscar Wilde, De Profundis   (via daughterofchaos)

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