Grant yourself a moment of peace, and you will understand how foolishly you have scurried about. Learn to be silent, and you will notice that you have talked too much. Be kind, and you will realize that your judgment of others was too severe. Hasten slowly, and you will soon arrive.
— Ancient Chinese proverb (via opalka)
Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.
— Chris Brogan (via mortal-husk)
You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.
— Jamie Tworkowski (via thatkindofwoman)
Read books. Care about things. Get excited. Try not to be too down on yourself. Enjoy the ever present game of knowing.
— Hank Green (via thatkindofwoman)
Once you decide on your occupation… you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success… and is the key to being regarded honorably
— Jiro Ono - “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” (via thatkindofwoman)
In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.
— Buddhist Saying (via thatkindofwoman)
The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman, are the arms of the man she loves and adores. But for those who haven’t had the fortune of finding this happiness, I am there.
— Yves Saint-Laurent (via lianemarie)