All of us need to be in touch with a mysterious, tantalizing source of inspiration that teases our sense of wonder and goads us on to life’s next adventure.

aseaofquotes:

Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses

toska [tohs-kah]

True beauty results from the repose which the mind feels when the eye, the intellect, and the affections, are satisfied from the absence of any want.

fuckyeahtattoos:

This is a quote from White Oleander by Janet Fitch, which I got done August 4th, 2014, in honor of publishing my first book. Done by the awesome Samantha Claire in Ybor City, Florida. 

Every angel is terrifying.

aseaofquotes:

Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

Tired, tired with nothing, tired with everything, tired with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear.

I am terrified by this dark thing
that sleeps in me;
all day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.

dirtyprettything:

Stephen Crane

You were my cup of tea, I drink coffee now.

Like most sensitive souls, you already know you’re sensitive.
You soak up others’ moods and desires like a sponge. You absorb sensation the way a paintbrush grasps each color it touches on a palette. The ethereal beauty of a dandelion, the shift of a season, the climax of a song, or a certain stirring scent can evoke such wonder it’ll behave as your very breath itself- moving through cells as fuel does to fire and wind does to waves.

Because horror on Earth is real and it is every day. It is like a flower or like the sun; it cannot be contained.

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.