Just the Right Words

The search for just the right words can seem endless. But here are a few to get you started. :)

“I appreciate silence. I appreciate people who don’t need to fill the world with excess noise in order to communicate a message.”

aseaofquotes:

Kate Mosse, Labyrinth

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Kate Mosse, Labyrinth

“I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexible.”

—   Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane (via wordsnquotes)

(via teachingliteracy)

“There’s the story, then there’s the real story, then there’s the story of how the story came to be told. Then there’s what you leave out of the story. Which is part of the story too.”

—   Maddaddam, Margaret Atwood (via novelwisdom)

(via teachingliteracy)

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Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried

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Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried

“Have you realised that, in
one way or another,
we’re always falling?
In love.
Asleep.
In place.
Out of love.

This is how you paint the walls
with every colour
that hasn’t existed yet.
Fill your fists with
the memory of the wind
slipping through
and listen.
Tell me,
what do you hear?

Have you ever wondered
why we fall as if we are
destined for it?
Maybe some things just can’t
be experienced unless
we give in to gravity.
Come out the other side with
grazed knees,
pink cheeks, and
pockets full of
dreams and heartbreaks.”

—   A.Y // we’re not here to defy gravity
(via 2wentysixletters)

(via owlfi)

“Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.”

—   Anne Lamott (via creatingaquietmind)

(Source: middlenameconfused, via teachingliteracy)

(Source: oheycrisy)

“I was never good with goodbyes.”

—   But with you it’s the worst. (Six word story.)

(Source: blossomfully, via oheycrisy)

bored-teenage-dirtbag:

Yes. on We Heart It.

debbyryan:

legacies of lightness are sometimes left by people with the heaviest hearts

“She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river of blood.
She only looked away for a moment, and the mask slipped, and you fell. All your tomorrows start here.”

—   Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things (via creatingaquietmind)

(Source: whyallcaps.us, via teachingliteracy)

(Source: staypozitive, via staypozitive)

(Source: staypozitive, via staypozitive)