It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thoughts make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light.
Swami Vivekananda (via sokoot)
A woman reaches under a block from the apartheid wall trying to hold the hand of her mother on the other side. Many families have become segregated after the Israeli occupation regime completed the construction of the wall which runs through Palestinian lands. This is just one of thousands of cases.
Never let your fear decide your future.
Without dreams, we reach nothing. Without love, we feel nothing. And without God, we are nothing.
You have both war and poetry in your mind.
Reading is primarily a symptom. Of a healthy imagination, of our interest in this and other worlds, of our ability to be still and quiet, of our ability to dream during daylight.
Carmen Callil (among MANY others), Stop What You’re Doing and Read This (via quoted-books)
Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day.
He liked the mere act of reading, the magic of turning scratches on a page into words inside his head.
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines (via observando)