not the same man...

"a person that speaks his mind; he's sensitive enough to care for children; he's wise enough to not be put into the 'whack' category like everybody else in town - and he looooves the ladies". -Isaac hayes describing Chef from South Park


Everyday I’m like “today imma get my shit together” and by the end of the day I’m like “tomorrow is the day for real”

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What is the distance between my voice and my longing?
What is there?
Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, from “A Body,” Poetry Translation Centre (via apoetreflects)

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The present was a speck that kept blinking brightening and diminishing, something neither alive nor dead. How long did it last? One second? Less? It was always in flux; in the time it took to consider it, it slipped away. 

Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland

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We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure — all your life. It’s as simple as that.

~ John W. Gardner, Self-Renewal

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You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
Eleanor Roosevelt (via feellng)

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Don’t attach yourself to anyone who shows you the least bit of attention because you’re lonely. Loneliness is the human condition. No one is ever going to fill that space. The best you can do is know yourself… know what you want.
White Oleander  (via imoonshine)

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My life is a struggle between my need for acceptance, my fear of rejection, and a desire to not care at all.
Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.
Edmund Lee (via aureat)

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What are you truly passionate about in life – where do you find the motivation to push yourself at this level?

Anton Krupicka:

"Ultimately, I connect with anyone who is trying to live authentically and is truly excited about it. That’s where my motivation comes from and I get inspired whenever I see other people in that same pursuit. It doesn’t matter what the activity is—-running, climbing, skiing, surfing, cycling, art, music, writing, whatever—-or how good you are at it. If you’re psyched and pursuing it in a way that feels rewarding and true, I’m going to be inspired."
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Since Freud, people think you either want to be a man or hate men. You only exist in relationship to men.
Sarah Schulman,  A Different Sort of Sell For Gay Authors; The New Lesbian Literati Can Take or Leave Crossover Appeal (Washington Post 1993)

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