Girl with (two) Pearl Earring(s)

A quote-blog

“When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day the sun rises.”

—   Paulo Coelho

“I weep for Narcissus, but I never noticed that Narcissus was beautiful. I weep because, each time he knelt beside my banks, I could see, in the depths of his eyes, my own beauty reflected.”

—   Paulo Coelho

“My alone feels so good. I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.”

—   Warsan Shire (via creatingaquietmind)

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“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”

—   Plato (via quotes-shape-us)

“It’s not love we don’t wish
to fall into, but that fear.
this word is not enough but it will
have to do. It’s a single
vowel in this metallic
silence, a mouth that says
O again and again in wonder
and pain, a breath, a finger
grip on a cliffside. You can
hold on or let go.”

—   Margaret Atwood, “Variations on the Word Love”

“You can learn—if you’ve got natural gumption enough—in four years at college what it would take about twenty years of living to teach you. Well, that justifies higher education in my opinion. It’s a matter I was always dubious about before.”

—   L.M. Montgomery

“I really have learned to look upon each little hindrance as a jest and each great one as the foreshadowing of victory.”

—   L.M. Montgomery

“Mrs. Lynde was complaining the other day that it wasn’t much of a world. She said whenever you looked forward to anything pleasant you were sure to be more or less disappointed… perhaps that is true. But there is a good side to it too. The bad things don’t always come up to your expectations either… they nearly always turn out ever so much better than you think.”

—   L.M. Montgomery

“Often misconstrued, authenticity is not about being an open book, revealing every detail of yourself without rhyme or reason. It is simply the act of openly and courageously seeing what needs to be seen, saying what needs to be said, doing what needs to be done, and becoming that which you are intent on being.”

—   Scott Edmund Miller (via creatingaquietmind)
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Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina