A writer is a world trapped in a person.
Victor Hugo (via maxkirin)


JoeyfulNew York State of mind

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Those who had before known her, and had expected to behold her dimmed and obscured by a disastrous cloud, were astonished, and even startled, to perceive how her beauty shone out, and made a halo of the misfortune and ignominy in which she was enveloped.
Nathaniel Hawthorne (The Scarlet Letter)

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The whole idea, the whole notion of pop culture and especially pop music is ALL based on illusion. And portraying yourself as something more exciting than you are. And my heart is always against that. So that’s why I’m doing it. I’m SO against it that I almost have to play the part.[…] Electra Heart is the antithesis of everything that I stand for. And the point of introducing her and building a whole concept around her is that she stands for the corrupt side of American ideology, and basically that’s the corruption of yourself. My worst fear - that’s anyone’s worst fear - is losing myself and becoming a vacuous person. And that happens a lot when you’re very ambitious. (x)

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What if I slept a little more and forgot about all this nonsense.
Franz Kafka  (via fromchaostoadancingstar)

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Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via observando)
Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.
 Hafiz (via psych-facts)