3. "It’s life that matters, nothing but life—the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all."
    — Fyodor Dostoevsky (via likeafieldmouse)

  4. "The universe doesn’t allow perfection."
    — Stephen Hawking (via likeafieldmouse)

  6. "You become what you believe."
    — Oprah Winfrey (via psych-facts)

    (via psych-facts)


  7. "My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists."
    —  Nikola Tesla  (via titanium44)

    (via infinity-imagined)


  8. "For years, the gifts that children have been encouraged to buy for their fathers have emphasized the dad as a man apart. They are symbols of an adult world that children don’t quite understand—work clothes, alcohol, shaving paraphernalia, cordless drills—representing places that take men away from home, where they can be alone."
    — Ian Crouch on the history of Father’s Day gifts: http://nyr.kr/1l1I0lF (via newyorker)

    (Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)


  9. "You are so used to your features, you don’t know how beautiful you look to a stranger."
    — *Dressed (via glamour)

    (Source: thebrownskingirl, via glamour)


  10. "

    Perhaps the greatest faculty our minds possess is the ability to cope with pain. Classic thinking teaches us of the four doors of the mind, which everyone moves through according to their need.

    First is the door of sleep. Sleep offers us a retreat from the world and all its pain. Sleep marks passing time, giving us distance from the things that have hurt us. When a person is wounded they will often fall unconscious. Similarly, someone who hears traumatic news will often swoon or faint. This is the mind’s way of protecting itself from pain by stepping through the first door.

    Second is the door of forgetting. Some wounds are too deep to heal, or too deep to heal quickly. In addition, many memories are simply painful, and there is no healing to be done. The saying ‘time heals all wounds’ is false. Time heals most wounds. The rest are hidden behind this door.

    Third is the door of madness. There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides itself in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind.

    Last is the door of death. The final resort. Nothing can hurt us after we are dead, or so we have been told.

    — Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind (via psych-facts)