At some point, you gotta stop looking up at the sky, or one of these days you’ll look back down and see that you floated away, too.

John Green, Paper Towns (via quotes-shape-us)

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how do you fight what’s inside?

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Kevin Brooks, The Road of the Dead

We need the tonic of wildness.

Henry David Thoreau (via womanbythesea)

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Do you ever just crave someone’s presence? like you would literally be happy just sitting next to them. it could be completely silent and it would just be magical to be there with them.

Mind you, sometimes the angels smoke, hiding it with their sleeves, and when the archangel comes, they throw the cigarettes away: that’s when you get shooting stars.

Vladimir Nabokov (via clavicola)

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i loved this scene so much

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I had a weird, empty feeling inside me. Not a bad sort of empty. It was a sort of lack of sensation, like being in pain for a long time and then suddenly realizing that you’re not anymore.

Maggie Stiefvater, Linger (via feellng)

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I thought this was gonna be a horror thing

but it ended up being adorable

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The ability to present women like Ginsburg, Clinton and Davis as bone-crushingly robust yet simultaneously appealing, revered—practically adorable!—in their rugged severity, is a crucial expansion of the American imagination with regard to powerful women.

Rebecca Traister, How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became the Most Popular Woman on the Internet, The New Republic, (July 10, 2014). (via notoriousrbg)

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