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"Frustration is an interesting emotional state, because it tends to bring out the worst in whoever is frustrated. Frustrated babies tend to throw food and make a mess. Frustrated citizens tend to execute kings and queens and make a democracy. And frustrated moths tend to bang up against lightbulbs and make light fixtures all dusty."
- Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window (via quotes-shape-us)
"I just did some calculations and I’ve been able to determine that you’re full of shit."
- John Green, Looking for Alaska (via quotes-shape-us)
"Hearts may break, but hearts are the toughest of muscles, able to pump for a lifetime, seventy times a minute, and scarcely falter along the way. Even dreams, the most delicate and intangible of things, can prove remarkably difficult to kill."
- Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders (via quotes-shape-us)
"There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with."
- Harry Crews (via quotes-shape-us)
"I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion."
- Jack Kerouac (via quotes-shape-us)
"I couldn’t see your face.
I couldn’t see us together anyplace.
I thought of wanting more and having less
than before, diminished by desire
gone needy, weedy, and gone out too deep
to go home (when the world used to be home)."
- Marilyn Hacker, from En Train II (via violentwavesofemotion)
"Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure."
- Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons (via stxxz)
“The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilised community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral is not a sufficient warrant.”
– The Harm Principle, ‘On liberty’ by John Stuart Mill
The most intelligent and simpliest principle shaped the foundation of my own political philosophy in two short sentences three years ago.
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