"I like to have one book that makes me feel fragile and one book that makes me feel strong."
nightmare brunette  






The Power of Uncertainty

 


The key to true creative problem solving is the ability to work in ambiguity – to explore the full range of possibilities without jumping to conclusions. The poet John Keats praised Shakespeare for this trait, which he called “negative capability.” As Keats defines it, negative capability “is when man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, [and] doubts without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.” In short, we must feel comfortable moving forward without always knowing exactly where we are headed.







"Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you won’t do anything with it."
M. Scott Peck 






"It’s hard to tell the difference between sea and sky, between voyager and sea. Between reality and the workings of the heart."
Haruki Murakami 






"Here I am, a bundle of past recollections and future dreams, knotted up in a reasonably attractive bundle of flesh. I remember what this flesh had gone through; I dream of what it may go through. I record here the actions of optical nerves, of taste buds, of sensory perception. And, I think: I am but one more drop in the great sea of matter, defined, with the ability to realize my existence."
Sylvia Plath 






"When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."
R. Buckminster Fuller (via livejamie)






"Introspection is a devouring monster. You have to feed it with much material, much experience, many people, many places, many loves, many creations, and then it ceases feeding on you."
The Diary of Anaïs Nin (via slychedelic)

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delark:

lwye (by Lyudmila Kuguk)
nostalgicgoon:

gray lady - Tobias Kwan
penabranca:

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"A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home."
― Rumi, Words of Paradise: Selected Poems of Rumi (via bloodorangemoon)






"I finally learned that it was all right to say something wasn’t working for me when it wasn’t working. The world doesn’t come crashing down when you speak the truth."
The Secret Life of Prince Charming, Deb Caletti (via her0inchic)