Rebecca 17, English
A lot of people feel like they’re victims in life, and they’ll often point to past events, perhaps growing up with an abusive parent or in a dysfunctional family. Most psychologists believe that about 85 percent of families are dysfunctional, so all of a sudden you’re not so unique. My parents were alcoholics. My dad abused me. My mother divorced him when I was six…I mean, that’s almost everybody’s story in some form or not. The real question is, what are you going to do now? What do you choose now? Because you can either keep focusing on that, or you can focus on what you want. And when people start focusing on what they want, what they don’t want falls away, and what they want expands, and the other part disappears.
- Rhonda Byrne, The Secret

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Once, Picasso was asked what his paintings meant. He said, “Do you ever know what the birds are singing? You don’t. But you listen to them anyway.” So, sometimes with art, it is important just to look.
- Marina Abramović

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I only write when I am falling in love, or falling apart.
- e.s. (via selectables)

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Times Square, New York, 1964

Do not be so sweet
That people will eat you up.

Nor so bitter that
They will spit you out.

- Pashto Folk Saying (via stay-ocean-minded)

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Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?
- Pablo Picasso

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"I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance."
Vincent van Gogh

"shit it’s raining"

Mark Borthwick