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We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
Henry Ward Beecher  (via welcome-back-belly)
When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can’t make them change if they don’t want to, just like when they do want to, you can’t stop them.
Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol in His Own Words (via larmoyante)
For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.

So collapse.
This is not your destruction.

This is your birth.
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
Rumi    (via tellmefive)
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Be humble for you are made of earth.
Be noble for you are made of stars.
Serbian Proverb (via sourvix)
they called her witch because she knew how to heal herself.
Here We Are, Reflections of A God Gone Mad (2nd edition)
Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.
Frederick Buechner (via amandaonwriting)
in the end
i want my heart
to be covered
in stretch marks
Andrea Gibson   (via mrsveronicabreanne)
Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before - it takes something from him.
Louis L’Amour (via littlesatyr)