"I was happy but happy is an adult word. You don’t have to ask a child about happy, you see it. They are or they are not. Adults talk about being happy because largely they are not. Talking about it is the same as trying to catch the wind. Much easier to let it blow all over you."
— Jeanette Winterson (via quotes-shape-us)
"If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself."
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Demons
"Life is too short. And there’s nowhere near enough joy in it. If you find it, grab it. Before it’s gone."
— Jim Butcher, Changes
"Wanna make a monster? Take the parts of yourself that make you uncomfortable - your weaknesses, bad thoughts, vanities, and hungers - and pretend they’re across the room. It’s too ugly to be human. It’s too ugly to be you. Children are afraid of the dark because they have nothing real to work with. Adults are afraid of themselves."
— Black Telephone (Richard Siken)
(Source: wordsthat-speak, via rustyvoices)