"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 dieworten)

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"I don’t see the world as it is: I see it as I am."
Anaïs Nin (via theuniverseworks)

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"Those who prefer their principles over their happiness, they refuse to be happy outside the conditions they seem to have attached to their happiness. If they are happy by surprise, they find themselves disabled, unhappy to be deprived of their unhappiness."
Albert Camus, Notebooks (1951-1959)

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Paris Opera corps de ballet in Nureyev’s Swan Lake 

Photo © Gueorgui Pinkhassov

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"I am caught in this burning scene. Pan’s hour, the faunal noon. Among gumheavy serpentplants, milkoozing fruits, where on the tawny waters leaves lie wide. Pain is far."
James Joyce, Ulysses (via llwch)

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"There is a sadness at the back of life which some people do not attempt to mitigate. Entirely aware of their own standing in the shadow, and yet alive to every tremor and gleam of existence, there they endure."

Audrey Hepburn in 1957.


Audrey Hepburn in 1957.

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