Girl with (two) Pearl Earring(s)

A quote-blog

“Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear.”

—   Judy Blume (via thelifeguardlibrarian)

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“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

—   Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (via quotes-shape-us)

“A possession considered of little value up to now suddenly becomes precious to a person if another person desires it, don’t you think?”

—   Christa Wolf, Medea (via quotes-shape-us)

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”

—   Epicurus (via quotes-shape-us)

“Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.”

—   Mahatma Gandhi (via quotes-shape-us)

Italo Calvino, If on a winter’s night a traveler


Italo Calvino, If on a winter’s night a traveler

“But love doesn’t make sense. You can’t logic your way into or out of it. Love is totally nonsensical, but we have to keep doing it, or else we’re lost and love is dead and humanity should just pack it in. Because love is the best thing we do.”


“There is no final, satisfying way to balance our need to be known with our need to be alone…It’s up to each of us to balance the risks and rewards—to trade, in right proportion, loneliness for freedom, explicability for mystery, and the knowable for the unknown within ourselves.”

—   Joshua Rothman, “Virginia Woolf’s Idea of Privacy” (via creatingaquietmind)

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“I used to be in such a hurry all the time. You know, everything was so urgent. Now, I just figure… if it’s gonna happen, it’ll happen when it happens.”


So are you gonna go get this girl, or what?

I don’t know; I’m kind of at my peak right now. I don’t know if I can just walk away from the game.

Do you want to keep playing, or do you want to win?


“You wrote down all of these things to say goodbye to, but so many of them are good things. Why not just say goodbye to the bad things? Say goodbye to all the times you felt lost, to all the times it was a ‘no’ instead of a ‘yes,’ to all the scrapes and bruises, to all the heartache. Say goodbye to everything you really want to do for the last time… The good things will always be here waiting for you.”


Marcel Proust, Within a Budding Grove


Marcel Proust, Within a Budding Grove

(via aseaofquotes)


v. a book she lent you a long time ago that you started but you never finished. she underlined things for you in the final chapters. you didn’t see them. they were all love confessions. you yelled at her because she kept asking you how far along you’d gotten. she saw it the other day crumpled beneath your laundry basket and you shrugged. she said she didn’t mind but she was oddly quiet afterwards.

—   22.9.2014 // r.i.d [excerpt] (via inkskinned)

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“I don’t trust the man that I am becoming,
He seems too much
And seldom is.”

—   Saul Williams

“Come, for the palace of your ambitions
Is built on a weak foundation.
Bring wine, for the foundation of life
is built on the wind.”

—   Rumi