"'I wondered if that was why God hated sin,
because of the destruction it caused.
For a moment I felt awe for a God who loved me enough
to hate the things that hurt me
without hating me for causing them’"
- Susan E. Isaacs
"I deal with painting as I deal with things, I paint a window just as I look out of a window. If an open window looks wrong in a picture, I draw the curtain and shut it, just as I would in my own room. In painting, as in life, you must act directly."
- Pablo Picasso (via pablopicasso-art)
"Ye are better than all the ballads
That ever were sung or said;
For ye are living poems,
And all the rest are dead."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (via observando)
"The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised."
- Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking (via wordsnquotes)
"There were always in me, two women at least. One woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest."
- Anaïs Nin (via amandaonwriting)
What I would give
To be able to turn back time
And live my life again,
As the person I now am.
I would have lived;
I would have been.
- regret, f.gabdon (via thegabdonwrites)