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The Crystal Gazer - Lilla Cabot Perry 

"A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition."

- Henry Miller

(Source: observando)

"I love the abstract, delicate, profound, vague, voluptuously wordless sensation of living ecstatically."

- Anaïs Nin, from a letter to Henry Miller (via violentwavesofemotion)


“The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.”
Barry H. Gillespie

"I am aware of being in a beautiful prison, from which I can only escape by writing."

- Anais Nin

(Source: writingquotes)

Hylas and the Water Nymphs, Detail.
by Henrietta Rae (1859–1928)
Dated: 1909

"Life is a garden, not a road. We enter and exit through the same gate. Wandering, where we go matters less than what we notice."

- Kurt Vonnegut

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via abiding-in-peace)

"It isn’t what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it’s what we say to ourselves about what happens."

- Pema Chodron

(Source: beherenowandzen, via abiding-in-peace)