“Failure is a badge of honor. Be willing to get out there again and fail… If you’re waiting for anxiety and fear and self-doubt to go away, you’re going to wait forever.”
— Matt Berninger of The National (x)

(via give-chase)

The world is not in your books and maps, it’s out there.

(part 1) (part 2)

(via weirdsociology)

“Fashion is one of the very few forms of expression in which women have more freedom than men. And I don’t think it’s an accident that it’s typically seen as shallow, trivial, and vain. It is the height of irony that women are valued for our looks, encouraged to make ourselves beautiful and ornamental… and are then derided as shallow and vain for doing so. And it’s a subtle but definite form of sexism to take one of the few forms of expression where women have more freedom, and treat it as a form of expression that’s inherently superficial and trivial. Like it or not, fashion and style are primarily a women’s art form. And I think it gets treated as trivial because women get treated as trivial. What’s more, there’s an interestingly sexist assumption that often gets made about female fashion — namely, that it’s primarily intended to get male attention and male approval.”

Rear Window wardrobe appreciation 

I need all of the clothes from this film delivered to my apartment. ESPECIALLY that nightgown. NEED.

(via cardinales)

Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering consciousness?

You take a breath, deep from the bottom of your lungs and sit there. Book in both hands, your head staring down at the cover, back page or wall in front of you.

You’re grateful, thoughtful, pensive. You feel like a piece of you was just gained and lost. You’ve just experienced something deep, something intimate… Full from the experience, the connection, the richness that comes after digesting another soul.

[…]

It’s no surprise that readers are better people. Having experienced someone else’s life through abstract eyes, they’ve learned what it’s like to leave their bodies and see the world through other frames of reference. They have access to hundreds of souls, and the collected wisdom of all them.

Beautiful read on why readers are, “scientifically,” the best people to date

Perhaps Kafka’s timeless contention that books are "the axe for the frozen sea inside us" applies equally to the frozen sea between us. 

(via explore-blog)

I could hold on to who I am and never let You change me from the inside. I could be safe here in Your arms and never leave home, never let these walls down.

…but You have called me higher, You have called me deeper, and I’ll go where You will lead me, Lord.

— Called Me Higher // All Sons & Daughters (via kvtes)

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musicstomyears:

Clean Bandit - Rather Be (ft. Jess Glynne)