…he ate my heart in half
and I was glad.

Anne Sexton, from Begat (via violentwavesofemotion)

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Maybe I’m not so good as I seem to you. I’ve a bad heart; I will have my own way.

 Fyodor Dostoevsky, from The Brothers Karamazov (via narcissvs)

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Long-term, if you’re really trying to get the most out of people, you got to build people up not tear them down. And I think that’s something that I learned about not just myself but other people. That you’re really trying to get inside someone’s heart and soul and bind them to what it is you together are trying to accomplish.

On NPR’s TED Radio Hour, four-star general Stanley McChrystal considers the intricacies and essential humanity of great leadership. David Foster Wallace captured this best when he wrote“A leader’s real ‘authority’ is a power you voluntarily give him, and you grant him this authority not with resentment or resignation but happily.” (via explore-blog)

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There’s a bunch of unanswered messages hanging around in my inbox and instead of answering them right now I’m just going to post this pathetic apology along with the promiss of tackling that task soon. Sorry awesome people who took the time to write me nice things, it’s not you, it’s me!


Carl de Keyzer, Camp 12, Novobirusinsk, Russia, 2001

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The world must accept her on her own terms or not at all.

Duncan Grant, on the suicide of Virginia Woolf  (via violentwavesofemotion)

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Title: Never Let Me Go Artist: Florence and The Machine 10,217 plays


If Linkin Park plays in the forest and no one is around to hear it, in the end, does it even matter?

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You think ‘Okay, I get it, I’m prepared for the worst’, but you hold out that small hope, see, and that’s what fucks you up. That’s what kills you.

Stephen King, “Joyland”   (via anditwasmonday)

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I believe I am choosing something now
not to suffer uselessly yet still to feel.

Adrienne Rich, from The Dream Of A Common Language  (via fleurstains)

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Anatomical preparation; 19th Century, The Vrolik:Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Photo credit: Joanna Ebenstein

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