"I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul…Since I knew you, I have been troubled by a remorse that I thought would never reproach me again, and have heard whispers from old voices impelling me upward, that I thought were silent for ever. I have had unformed ideas of striving afresh, beginning anew, shaking off sloth and sensuality, and fighting out the abandoned fight. A dream, all a dream, that ends in nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, but I wish you to know that you inspired it."
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars"
Oscar Wilde (via uncrowns)
"The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages."
Virginia Woolf (via wordsnquotes)
"You are immortal; you’ve existed for billions of years in different manifestations, because you are Life, and Life cannot die. You are in the trees, the butterflies, the fish, the air, the moon, the sun. Wherever you go, you are there, waiting for yourself."
Don Miguel Ruiz (via yeshecholwa)
"Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile."
Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night
"The joy that isn’t shared dies young."