Carpe Diem

You can’t just skip ahead to where you think your life should be. It doesn’t work that way.

—Lily  (via himym-life-lessons)

But I believe in true love, you know? I don’t believe that everybody gets to keep their eyes or not get sick or whatever, but everybody should have true love, and it should last at least as long as your life does.

— The Fault in Our Stars

Envy is when someone walks around with a pocket full of “That should’ve been me”.

Insecurity is when you turn up the volume on all the wrong voices.

Hate is what happens when you put a shotgun to the face of understanding and it cowers in the corner.

Courage is ripping your heart from your chest and saying “Here, hold on to this for me”.

Truth is everything you tell yourself when you realize you are the only one still paying attention.

Self is whoever you become when the door is locked.

Trust is jumping into someone’s arms and knowing you won’t have to pick yourself up when it’s over.

Love is a tablespoon full of hemlock that I’ve been dying to try.

Faith is doing what you love and watching the bills pay themselves.

Failure is when you talk yourself out of becoming something amazing.

Victory is standing in front of the school bully with no intention to back down and a fist full of irony.

Success is explaining to your mother exactly what you do for a living without feeling ashamed. It’s falling asleep at 2 A.M., waking up at 4 A.M. and going to work with excitement stitched into the fabric of your smile.

Success is a thank you letter from a kid who lives in a city that you’ve never even been to. It’s breaking up a fight between a person and everything that’s telling them they will never be more than what they are.

When I was fourteen, my friend Adam stole a dictionary from his English class. He brought it home and we set it on fire.

Since then, I’ve been defining things for myself.

—"Definitions" - Rudy Francisco (via fuckyeahrudyfrancisco)

You see muscle is created by repeatedly lifting things that have been designed to weigh us down.
So when your shoulders feel heavy.
Stand up straight.
Lift your chin.
Call it exercise.
When the world crumbles around you.
You have to look at the wreckage and then build a new one out of all the pieces that are still here.
Remember, you are still here.

—Rudy Francisco - Complainers

(Source: morningsexx)

You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.

—Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes (via quoted-books)

The human heart beats approximately 4,000 times per hour and each pulse, each throb, each palpitation is a trophy engraved with the words “you are still alive.” You are still alive. Act like it.

—Rudy Francisco (via lillymcgavin)

Poetry: 'Black Tea' | Lily Gates


When people look at
most see
or Edgar Allen Poe.
When I look at darkness,
I see friendship,
and opportunity.

Darkness, in its way, is friendly.
It’s always there with you.
It can be
warm and welcoming,
or it can evoke
the next ice age.

Being afraid of…


Mircea Cantor, Epic Fountain, 2012

(24 k gold plated safety pins 314 cm high x 21 cm large)

Epic Fountain, a totemic column of safety pins fastened to resemble the double helix of human DNA, refers to the building blocks of all living existence. For Cantor, the molecular structure represents aspiration. The fountain referred to in the title is not a traditional one of water, but of life itself; the molecule being the source of all living organisms. Hung from ceiling to floor, Epic Fountain forms an impressive but delicate tower – an epic, yet fragile, monument to existence.

(via -theperfectmistake)

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