“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”—Maya Angelou (via wordpainting)
“God made the illusion look real
and the real an illusion.
He concealed the sea
and made the foam visible,
the wind invisible,
and the dust manifest.
You see the dust whirling,
but how can the dust rise by itself?
You see the foam, but not the ocean.
Invoke Him with deeds, not words;
for deeds are real
and will save you in the infinite-life.”—Rumi (Mathnawi)
“You have to forget about what other people say, when you’re supposed to die, when you’re supposed to be loving. You have to forget about all of these things. You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.”— Jimi Hendrix (via jusstgo)
“‘All that I did’ she said, ‘everything I tried to do. All for nothing…’ ‘Nothing is done entirely for nothing…’ said the fox of dreams. ‘Nothing is wasted. You are older, and you have made decisions, and you are not the fox you were yesterday. Take what you have learned, and move on.’”—The Sandman: The Dream Hunters, Neil Gaiman (via softer)