nathaniel stuart

you can't read the page if you're printed on it

“You can’t complain when other people have it worse” is a lie that people in power tell because it sets people in bad circumstances up in a competition. It means when we share our stories, we are always quietly fighting for the prize of being the worst off, and getting a tiny scrap of sympathy.

That keeps us from getting together and asking, why are our circumstances so bad and how can we make them better? It means only one person gets to complain and that person does it alone. As opposed to people working in concert to change their lives, to give each other strength and advice and encouragement.

“Blame is just a lazy person’s way of making sense of chaos.”

—   Doug Copeland

“At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairytale and the other in the abyss.”

—   Paulo Coelho  (via kilolux)

(Source: amandaonwriting, via myforget-me-notsandmarigolds)

“I cannot be other than what I am, and I am the choices of all my days.”

—   Lauren Kate, Passion (via wordsnquotes)

(via anavigation)

Ever wonder what happens when you die? I found him outside his apartment building, as the city woke up in the cool a.m. light, dead. Jonathon Fowler, blood everywhere in haphazard splatters, for all intents and purposes appearing to have jumped. But how could that be? Young, white, male, free; middle-aged, middle-class, middle-of-the-road. Just as many rungs on the ladder left to climb as to fall. I know he fell, though. I was there when he jumped. See, I’m Jonathon Fowler too.

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“Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.”

—   Spinoza

“You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame: how could you become new, if you had not first become ashes?”

—   Friedrich Nietzsche
Totality from above the clouds (by catalinbel)

Napali Coast, Island of Kauai, Hawaii | by NomadicStateOfMind | via touchdisky


“I don’t have to have faith. I have experience.”

—   Joseph Campbell

“It’s actually kind of weird, because respect should be literally the easiest thing in the world to get right: give everyone you don’t know an equal measure, regardless of the person’s race or gender or what-the-hell-ever. If that doesn’t work out for you, there’s a fair chance that the horrible fucker in the situation is … well, let’s just say it might not be the other guy.”

—   Pauli Poisuo

“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next.”

“To define is to limit.”

—   Oscar Wilde (via psych-facts)

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“Pain is something to master, not to wallow in.”

—   Anaïs Nin, Henry and June (via kitty-en-classe)

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