My father used to say, “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.Archbishop Desmond Tutu (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
(Source: locsofpoetry, via teachingliteracy)
You know how people buy drinks for girls in bars? Why can’t people do that in book stores? Like if I’m looking at a novel in Barnes and Noble and some person walks up to me and strikes up a conversation and offers to buy the book for me there is a lot better chance of that working out in their favor
I’m going to reblog this until it’s a cultural norm.
If someone did that to me I’d probably marry them on the spot.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.Charles Bukowski (via anjes)
The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country (via pavorst)
You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.Miriam Adeney (via awelltraveledwoman)
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