This is remarkable. They share four arms, two legs, and possibly a stomach. However, they have separate lungs, hearts and brains. 

I will forever be amazed by the human body.

I can get my head turned by a good-looking guy as much as the next girl. But sexy doesn’t impress me. Smart impresses me, strength of character impresses me. But most of all, I am impressed by kindness. Kindness, I think, comes from learning hard lessons well, from falling and picking yourself up. It comes from surviving failure and loss. It implies an understanding of the human condition, forgives its many flaws and quirks. When I see that in someone, it fills me with admiration.

—Lisa Unger (via setbabiesonfire)

(Source: splitterherzen, via reveur-solitaire)

We despise and abhor the bully, the brawler, the oppressor, whether in private or public life, but we despise no less the coward and the voluptuary. No man is worth calling a man who will not fight rather than submit to infamy or see those that are dear to him suffer wrong.

—Theodore Roosevelt (via observando)

A quote because I believe we are our art

"You can wipe out an entire generation, you can burn their homes to the ground, and somehow they’ll still find their way back. But if you destroy their history, you destroy their achievements, then it’s as if they never existed."

-George Clooney’s character in Monuments Men (a must see)

11 TED Talks Every 20 Something Should Watch

And in the end,
we were all just
drunk on the idea
that love,
only love, 
could heal
our brokeness

F. Scott

Read More


“Writing is about control, but also letting go once those words are out in the world. All a writer can do is to empty the space of the story in order to allow the reader to inhabit it. ‘No city indeed is so real,’ in Virginia Woolf’s words, ‘as this that we make for ourselves and people to our liking.’ But that doesn’t mean that a real city can’t be the start, in a piece of writing, for something much, much better.”

Justin Alvarez on using Google Maps to get through writer’s block.