For those who are not frightened by the solitude, everything will have a different taste…

In solitude, they will learn that saying ‘No’ does not always show a lack of generosity and that saying ‘Yes’ is not always a virtue.

” — Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra (via bookmania)

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“You can find time if you make time.” — David Herbert Lawrence, Sons and Lovers (via bookmania)

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“But nobody ever forgot anything, not really, though sometimes they pretended, when it suited them. Memories were permanent. Sorrowful ones remained sad even with the passing of time, yet happy ones could never be recreated - not with the same joy. Remembering bred its own peculiar sorrow. It seemed so unfair: that time should render both sadness and happiness into a source of pain.” — Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance (via bookmania)

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“I’m just listening to the clock go ticking
I am waiting as the time goes by” — By My Side - David Choi

“Design backwards. Design from the emotion you want people to feel” — an education example - “the idea that the design process should begin with identifying the desired results and then work backwards” (via gregmelander)

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“We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?” — Ray BradburyFahrenheit 451 (via bookmania)

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“I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations. If we don’t vibrate on the same frequency there’s just no reason for us to waste our time. I’d rather have no one and wait for substance than to not feel someone and fake the funk.” — Joquesse Eugenia (via fassyy)

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“Now is the time when we must begin to see our world and ourselves in a different way.” — Madeleine L’Engle, A Circle of Quiet (via bookmania)

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“Now is the time when we must begin to see our world and ourselves in a different way.” — Madeleine L’Engle, A Circle of Quiet (via bookmania)

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“Writing stories not only involved secrecy, it also gave her all the pleasures of miniaturization. A world could be made in five pages…The childhood of a spoiled prince could be framed within half a page, a moonlit dash through sleepy villages was one rhythmically emphatic sentence, falling in love could be achieved in a single word—a glance.” — Ian McEwan, Atonement (via bookmania)

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“Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.” — William Thackeray, Vanity Fair (via bookmania)

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“And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” — Haruki MurakamiKafka on the Shore (via bookmania)

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“But the moment you start thinking of yourself alone, absolutely alone, and related to nothing and to no one, you realize it’s silly to worry and fuss over what you are. You are simply what you are. And you feel as if you had closed a door forever on everything that’s unpleasant.” — Nick Joaquín, The Woman Who Had Two Navels (via bookmania)

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“There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that? There is only now, and if now is only two days, then two days is your life and everything in it will be in proportion. This is how you live a life in two days. And if you stop complaining and asking for what you never will get, you will have a good life. A good life is not measured by any biblical span.” — Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls (via bookmania)

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