"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes,
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:
I love not Man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal."

Lord Byron

"The joyous birds shrouded in cheerful shade,
Their notes unto the voice attempered sweet;
The angelical host trembling voices made
To the instruments divine respondence meet;
The silver sounding instruments did meet
With the base murmurs of the waterfall."

Edmund Spenser

"I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light."

Mary Gardiner

"Treat people as you would like to be treated. Karma’s only a bitch if you are."

Anonymous

"One in three women worldwide is a victim of beating, rape, torture or attack."

"Seven deadly sins: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, science without humanity, knowledge without character, politics without principle, commerce without morality, and worship without sacrifice."

Mahatma Gandhi (via kari-shma)

"Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."

Plato

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."

Mark Twain

"The funeral for Karl Meyer was a dignified affair. Attended by friends and family, and those who loved him. The priest spoke about the nature of tragedy, how it causes people to ask, ‘What if?’ What if he hadn’t died? What if I had chosen differently? What if I had made that mistake? And then the priest said the best way to honour someone who had died was to focus on what was, and to keep on living the best way we know how, and in time, that is exactly what my friends would do."

Desperate Housewives Season 6 Episode 11 “If…”

"I’m not a stop along the way, I’m a destination."

Gossip Girl Season 1 Episode 5 “Dare Devil”

"Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing."

Anaïs Nin

"Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD."

Jeremiah 23:24

"It is often said that before you die, your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It’s called living."

Terry Pratchett (via illtakeicewiththat) (via iamfawn)

"Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe."

Neil Gaiman

"The only abnormality is the inability to love."

Anaïs Nin