Antoine D’Agata
"Go all the way with it. Do not back off. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters."
Ernest Hemingway (via seabois)
"Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness."
Sylvia Plath, Mirror (via mrsfscottfitzgerald)
"We are here on earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don’t know."
W.H. Auden (via journalofanobody)


I often romanticize about these types of train rides.

I want to look at this for forever

Hunter S. Thompson and Bill Murray
"However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light."
Stanley Kubrick

Devi, The Goddess (1960)
"Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned."
William Butler Yeats, The Second Coming (via the-beauty-in-chaos-quotes)

Gratitude is a state of mind. It’s a state of mind where we remain open and receptive and conscious of everything that comes forward in the moment. So for example, one might think, oh, my God. I just had a car accident. Gratitude is a state of mind that says, first, yes, and I’m OK, and everyone else is OK. Gratitude might lead you to say, OK, thank you for letting me know I need to pay more attention. I need to slow down. So it’s an opening or an openness, if you will, to the greater possibilities that exist in everything, no matter how traumatic, chaotic, confusing, upsetting, painful it may be in the moment.
Because it’s a state of mind, it’s available to us at all times. Quite often, in the state of loss we don’t pull it out as often as we should. See, there’s a difference between an experience, an expression and a consciousness of gratitude and just saying thank you, you know. Like Thanksgiving, everyone is cooking turkey and gathering and we’re happy and we’re joyful, and that’s one level of gratitude. But for the healing level of gratitude, we need to be in those dark places. We need to be in those places where our stuff isn’t working, and we have to go deeper. We have to look wider. We have to stretch more. And that brings forward a kind of openness to what’s going on. 
Shift into an energy, an atmosphere of gratitude, first of all, because it lifts your spirit. If you can’t walk, be grateful you can crawl. If you can’t crawl, be grateful you can lay there and wave a hand. If you can’t wave a hand, be grateful you can blink your eye. If you can’t blink your eye, be grateful that at least the mind is working. And you know, you can’t walk, crawl, raise a hand or blink an eye - that it’s an opportunity that in every moment, as long as you’re breathing, to take in life at a much more intimate level.
“Whoever has gratitude will be given more, and he will have an abundance.  Whoever does not have gratitude, even what he has will be taken from him.”