Autumn finally arrived. And when it did, I came to a decision. Something had to give: I couldn’t keep on living like this.
― Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun (via quotes-shape-us)
The big diffrence between a warrior and a victim is that the victim represses and the warrior refrains.
― Miguel Ruiz (via purplebuddhaproject)
Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.
― Pema Chödrön (via purplebuddhaproject)
Silence is the great teacher and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.
― Deepak Chopra (via purplebuddhaproject)
Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via quotes-shape-us)