Most People Exist
Most People Exist
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." -Oscar Wilde
There are books that one reads over and over again, books that become part of the furniture of one’s mind and alter one’s whole attitude to life, books that one dips into but never reads through, books that one reads at a single sitting and forgets a week later. George Orwell, A Collection of Essays (via observando)
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vaginaraptor:

grimrapper:

maeduh:

i swear people get 500 times cuter when they talk about what they’re passionate about

unless its hitler

then it’s only nein times cuter

(Source: matsuis, via historyjokes)

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I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. Douglas Adams (via observando)
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We all like to think the world ends when we do. The truth is our acquaintances, our friends, and our loved ones all live on, and through them, so do we. It’s not about what you had, but what you gave. It’s not about how you looked, but how you lived. And it’s not just about being remembered. It’s about giving people a good reason to remember you. Tonya Hurley, Ghostgirl (via observando)
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The books we read help to shape who we are. Reading offers us, as children, our first independence- allowing us to travel far beyond the confines of our immediate world. Books introduce us to great figures in history, narratives that stir our spirit, fictions that tug us out of ourselves and into the lives of a thousand others, and visions of every era through which human beings have lived. And in the process of stretching who we are, books also connect us to all others- of our own or previous times- who have read what we’ve read. In the community of readers, we instantly become linked to those who share our love for specific characters or passages.

A well-composed book,’ says Caroline Gordon, ‘is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.

Ben Jacobs, Quotable Book Lover (via observando)
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Anonymous asked: How is it that the English title for TFiOS is beautiful and poetic, while the Norwegian title is just "F*ck Fate"? The Norwegian cover is nice, though.

fishingboatproceeds:

I love that title.

I love that in Norway you can call a YOUNG ADULT NOVEL Fuck Fate.

Screw Shakespeare; I would’ve called the novel Fuck Fate in a second if I thought I could’ve gotten away with it.

btw, in Norway, the movie is ALSO CALLED FUCK FATE.

Let us pause now and praise the glorious nation of Norway.

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If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you. A.A. Milne (via observando)
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