Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you’ll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way."
@2 months ago with 3681 notes
#janet fitch #loneliness #quote #human #growth
"The only people who see the whole picture,” he murmured, “are the ones who step out of the frame."
@3 months ago with 1145 notes
#salman Rushdie #quote #outside #frame
"I am not interested in having the world revolve around me; that’s too boring of an idea. I would rather revolve around the world and try to leave my fingerprints, everywhere. My fingerprints mingled in with all the other fingerprints and all the laughter and all the beautiful things like gratitude, grace, faithfulness and flowers."
@3 months ago with 644 notes
#c. joybell c. #quote #fingerprint #world #leave your mark
"Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it."
@3 months ago with 188 notes
#Stephen pressfield #quotes
"I wish that you may find patience enough in yourself to endure, and simplicity enough to believe; that you may acquire more and more confidence in that which is difficult, and in your solitude among others. And for the rest, let life happen to you. Believe me: life is right, in any case."
@3 months ago with 911 notes
#rainer maria rilke #endurance #patience #self