Brave heart, darling

Living underneath the mango trees

"We all need someone to look at us. We can be divided into four categories according to the kind of look we wish to live under: The first category longs for the look of an infinite number of anonymous eyes, in other words, for the look of the public. The second category is made up of people who have a vital need to be looked at by many known eyes. They are the tireless hosts of cocktail parties and dinners. They are happier than the people in the first category, who, when they lose their public, have the feeling that the lights have gone out in the room of their lives. This happens to nearly all of them sooner or later. people in the second category, on the other hand, can always come up with the eyes they need. Then there is the third category, the category of people who need to be constantly before the eyes of the person they love. Their situation is as dangerous as the situation of people in the first category. One day the eyes of their beloved will close, and the room will go dark. And finally there is the fourth category, the rarest, the category of people who live in the imaginary eyes of those who are not present — they are the dreamers." - Milan Kundera (via iloveyoursoul)

"I wish that you may find patience enough in yourself to endure, and simplicity enough to believe; that you may acquire more and more confidence in that which is difficult, and in your solitude among others. And for the rest, let life happen to you. Believe me: life is right, in any case." - Rainer Maria Rilke  (via creatingaquietmind)

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"Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life." - Maya Angelou (via creatingaquietmind)

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"It takes a life to learn how to live." - Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (via mirmur)

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"I wish life was not so short…Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about." - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lost Road (via tothestarrs)

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