"You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life."
Mary Oliver (via dayzea)
"So called ‘late-bloomers’ get a bad rap. Sometimes the people with the greatest potential often take the longest to find their path because their sensitivity is a double edged sword- it lives at the heart of their brilliance, but it also makes them more susceptible to life’s pains. Good thing we aren’t being penalized for handing in our purpose late. The soul doesn’t know a thing about deadlines."
– Jeff Brown  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: venuschild, via themonicabird)

"You’re told that you’re in your head too much, a phrase that’s often deployed against the quiet and cerebral. Or maybe there’s another word for such people: thinkers."
– Susan Cain, Quiet (via larmoyante)
"But every now and then, we want to bring up tough, tangled, difficult situations and memories and experiences, and we want to slice and dice that shit up and shine a light on this or that and dig deeper and wonder and ponder and maybe even cry some tears over some dusty old loss or some injury or even something bad that happened to someone else."
– Stupid Ask Polly, ruining me on a weekly basis. (via icarntspell)