A bouquet of clumsy words: you know that place between sleep and awake where you’re still dreaming but it’s slowly slipping? I wish we could feel like that more often. I also wish I could click my fingers three times and be transported to anywhere I like. I wish that people didn’t always say ‘just wondering’ when you both know there was a real reason behind them asking. And I wish I could get lost in the stars.
Listen, there’s a hell of a good universe next door, let’s go."
— E.E. Cummings (via wordsthat-speak)
— Josephine Hart (via quote-book)
They are the ones who have never fought.
They managed to avoid scars, humiliations, and feelings of helplessness, as well as those moments when even warriors doubt the existence of God.
Such people can say with pride: “I have never lost a battle.” On the other hand, they can never say: “I have won a battle.”
Not that they care. They live in a universe in which they believe they are invulnerable; they close their eyes to injustices and suffering; they feel safe because they do not have to deal with daily challenges faced by those who risk stepping out of their own boundaries.
They have never heard the words “good-bye” or “I’ve come back. Embrace me with the fervor of someone who, having lost me, has found me again."
— Paulo Coelho. Manuscript Found in Accra (via echo4charlie)
— Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun (via durianquotes)