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24 Oct 11 at 6 am

T.E. Lawrence , Seven Pillars of Wisdom (via boywhoranaway)

(Source: themiserydictionary)

tags: Lit  Prose  Quote  Dream  Wisdom 

"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible."

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18 Oct 11 at 12 pm

Ralph Waldo Emerson (via catback-)

(via wordpainting)

"Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old."

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07 Oct 11 at 12 pm

Jeanette Winterson (via lajoiedevivre)

(via wordpainting)

"What should I do about the wild and the tame? The wild heart that wants to be free, and the tame heart that wants to come home. I want to be held. I don’t want you to come too close. I want you to scoop me up and bring me home at nights. I don’t want to tell you where I am. I want to keep a place among the rocks where no one can find me. I want to be with you."

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19 Sep 11 at 11 pm

boywhoranaway:

“If you want to build a ship
don’t herd people together to collect wood
and don’t assign them tasks and work,
but rather teach them to long for the
endless immensity of the sea.” 

 - Antoine de Saint-Exupery                                                                                  

(Source: themiserydictionary)

tags: landscape  poetry  prose  lit 
boywhoranaway:

“If you want to build a shipdon’t herd people together to collect woodand don’t assign them tasks and work,but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” 
 - Antoine de Saint-Exupery                                                                                  
doodles
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15 Sep 11 at 6 am

J.R.R. Tolkien (via wordpainting)

tags: lit  prose  quotes  lotr 

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."

In diversity, complexity, surprise, wrath, serenity, destructiveness, magnificence, Nature’s wild adventurous spirit is unexcelled.


From dainty rose to giant cactus, from ant to elephant, from fish to human, Nature is infinite in her scope.


Nature is sculptor, inventor, engineer, artist, architect, musician, friend and foe.


As sculptor Nature works on cliffs and canyon walls carving figures and towers, turrets and castles. Rock erosion is her chisel; rushing, pounding waters are her hammers.


As inventor Nature designs creatures that crawl, climb, leap, fly, jump, run, swim. They come in endless shapes, sizes, coloring, with fins, fangs, feathers, claws, shells, feelers, stingers.


As engineer Nature creates a limitless universe with watch-like precision. She controls hundreds of billions of stars and their spinning planets. Time and tide, night and day, the flow of magnetic currents, light and air are under her command.


As artist Nature splashes color across the vast canvas of the sky with the radiance and splendor of sunrise and sunset. She arches rainbows against the passing storm, creates flowers and foliage, sets autumn woods on fire with the beauty of turning leaves and touches mountaintops with snow crystals.


As architect Nature builds pillars of clouds, rugged mountain ranges, deep canyons, quiet valleys and towering skyscraper trees.


As musician Nature is maestro to ten thousand bird songs, chirping crickets, howl and roar of wild beasts, buzz of insects, trumpeting of elephants, organ music of the surf—the great symphony of forest and jungle.


As friend, Nature works as a creative partner with us, providing the gifts of soil, seed, sun, rain, minerals, chemicals—the forces, elements and ingredients for the preservation, perpetuation and evolution of life.


As foe, Nature sends floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, sandstorms, earthquakes, relentless, devastating forces, to challenge and test our will to conquer and survive.


Nature creates people’s homes on earth. It is a home of contrasts; of good and evil, beauty and ugliness, tranquility and terror. The whole natural world is the background against which people play their heroic part in the eternal adventure of their becoming.

"The core of literature is the idea of tragedy … You don’t really learn much from the good things that happen to you."