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of a Twenty-Something
Ex-student, UK, procrastinating like it's my job.
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Around us, life bursts with miracles, a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.
- Thích Nhat Hạnh (via the-healing-nest)
1 week ago on July 16th, 2014 |517 notes
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But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.
- J.R.R. Tolkien (Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings)
2 weeks ago on July 7th, 2014 |19,528 notes
By the way, I should apologise if any of you are allergic to bad language. I hope you took your Claritin this morning. But you know what? I’m just very expressive.
- Darren Criss, The Garage (via wowgoshdarnit)
3 months ago on April 24th, 2014 |456 notes
If we magnified our successes as much as we magnify our disappointments, we’d all be much happier.
- Abraham Lincoln (via psychosematic)
4 months ago on March 16th, 2014 |9,337 notes
I always marvel at the humans’ ability to keep going. They always manage to stagger on even with tears streaming down their faces.
- Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (via larmoyante)
6 months ago on January 17th, 2014 |39,718 notes
I suppose earlier generations had to sit through all this huffing and puffing with the invention of television, the phone, cinema, radio, the car, the bicycle, printing, the wheel and so on, but you would think we would learn the way these things work, which is this:

1) everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal;

2) anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it;

3) anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really.

Apply this list to movies, rock music, word processors and mobile phones to work out how old you are.
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Douglas Adams :: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet

douglas adams writing about technology in 1999.

(via bananaleaves)

7 months ago on December 24th, 2013 |20,457 notes
bookmania:

from The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

bookmania:

from The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

9 months ago on October 20th, 2013 |7,286 notes
That’s who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of.
- John GreenAn Abundance of Katherines (via creatingaquietmind)
10 months ago on September 25th, 2013 |3,666 notes
Glee’s Darren Criss turned Beatles fanboy for a minute as he lingered near McCartney’s area in hopes of snagging an introduction to the legend. The glass of mysterious brown liquor in his hand, he told THR, was not so much liquid courage as “my liquid to calm the f—- down.” As he waited, Criss showed off a couple photos stored on his phone of him in the classic McCartney look of the Beatles’ earlier years (circa 1963). Yes, that means Blaine with a mop-top. But Criss took it one step further, he learned to play the actual chords on a left-handed bass, he revealed.
- iHeartRadio Fest: 10 Things Seen and Heard on Night Two (The Hollywood Reporter)
10 months ago on September 23rd, 2013 |2,406 notes
dunwall:

this is my favourite quote ever

dunwall:

this is my favourite quote ever

11 months ago on August 9th, 2013 |345,233 notes
It’s easier to hate than it is to love so I think we come out on top.
- Darren Criss [x] (via dontyouknowthat)
1 year ago on June 15th, 2013 |237 notes
When I was younger, I saw 20-somethings sitting at coffee shops and thought they must be so happy now that they’re older and have their lives together. Now I’m the 20-something and I see that life doesn’t slow down and fall into place just because you’re old enough. Being older just means that you have to make time to stop and enjoy that coffee.
- (via sparksfly)
1 year ago on May 14th, 2013 |60,438 notes
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When we started kissing, I was too hesitant, and [director] John [Krokidas] went, ‘No! Kiss him! Fucking sex kissing!’ The things directors have shouted to me in the past usually involve which way I have to look to see the dragon
- Daniel Radcliffe, on shooting Kill Your Darlings (via treebeardtheent)
1 year ago on January 31st, 2013 |15,255 notes
It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.
- Lemony Snicket (via runa-lovegood)qu
1 year ago on January 23rd, 2013 |134,565 notes
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rocketrictic:

Neil Gaiman

rocketrictic:

Neil Gaiman

1 year ago on January 19th, 2013 |21,557 notes