you ever stood in the light of your open microwave at one in the morning as you eat half warm Chinese food
A few times in my life I’ve had moments of absolute clarity. When for a few brief seconds the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think, and things seem so sharp and the world seems so fresh. It’s as though it had all just come into existence.
I can never make these moments last. I cling to them, but like everything, they fade. I have lived my life on these moments. They pull me back to the present, and I realize that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be.
— Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man (via quotes-shape-us)
There is darkness in light, there is pain in joy, and there are thorns on the rose.
— Cate Tiernan (via quotes-shape-us)
We have to realize that our lives could be gone in a moment. There are no guarantees that we will be here at this time next year. Learn to live each day to the fullest. Don’t complain. Don’t focus on what’s wrong. Be grateful for the opportunity to experience each day.
— Joel Osteen, I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life (via quotes-shape-us)
When someone has been mean to you, why would you want to be good to them?’ ‘You wouldn’t want to. That’s what makes it hard. You do it anyway. Being good is hard. Much harder than being bad.
— Jeanne DuPrau, The People of Sparks (via quotes-shape-us)