"You will either step forward into growth, or you will step back into safety."
— Abraham Maslow (via nathanielstuart)
"Books don’t offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw."
— David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas (via observando)
"Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible."
— Things I’ll teach my children (via ramengirl48)
(Source: infl4ted, via you-are-the-universe)
"Don’t do that. Don’t skip stages in your life. You’re 19, kiss a few boys and wear your heart on your sleeve. There will come a time when you’re 39 and stuck in a suit, wondering why the hell you were so eager to grow up in the first place."
— note to self (via safeslut)
(Source: c0ntemplations, via langleav)
And when you choose a life partner, you’re choosing a lot of things, including your parenting partner and someone who will deeply influence your children, your eating companion for about 20,000 meals, your travel companion for about 100 vacations, your primary leisure time and retirement friend, your career therapist, and someone whose day you’ll hear about 18,000 times.
— Wait But Why - How to Pick Your Life Partner (via creatingaquietmind)
(Source: arcticvortex, via energiesoftheuniverse)