"Poetry is sane because it floats so easily in an infinite sea; reason seeks to cross the infinite sea, and so make it finite. The result is mental exhaustion. To accept everything is an exercise, to understand everything, a strain. The poet only desires exaltation and expansion, a world to stretch himself in. The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits."
— G.K.Chesterton (via looklistenintuition)
"Sometimes you’ve got to be able to listen to yourself and be okay with no one else understanding."
— Christopher Barzak (via looklistenintuition)
"I am an extremely sincere individual. I am sincere, to a fault. One of the many things that I have come to realize, to learn, is that sincerity must be reserved and given only to those who deserve it. And one must save one’s emotions, channeling them only to the people who are worthy of it. One must not throw one’s pearls to the pigs."
— C. JoyBell C. (via digscavenger)
"I am a lover without a lover. I am lovely and lonely and I belong deeply to myself."
— Warsan Shire (via sissies-rule)
(Source: quote-book, via smart-assy)
"Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing’s going to disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on. In fact, things will even be worse the next time you open your eyes. That’s the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won’t make time stand still."
— Haruki Murakami - Kafka on the Shore (via arewerelationships)
(Source: stxxz.us, via arewerelationships)