About: Lacey, 24, Louisiana. All for happiness, travel, psychology, good tunes, delectables, biographies, & knowledge. I'm an open-minded truth seeker who is receptive, independent, full of empathy, soul, and substance. I have different degrees of certainty about different things, but I am not absolutely sure of anything.
“Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.”
—Henry Miller (via thatkindofwoman)
“It was curious to think that the sky was the same for everybody. And the people under the sky were also very much the same—everywhere, all over the world, hundreds or thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another’s existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same—people who had never learned to think but were storing up in their hearts and bellies and muscles the power that would one day overturn the world.”
—George Orwell, 1984 (via 4mbivalent)
“A universe without purpose should neither depress us nor suggest that our lives are purposeless. Through an awe inspiring cosmic history we find ourselves on this remote planet in a remote corner of the universe, endowed with intelligence and self-awareness. We should not despair, but should humbly rejoice in making the most of these gifts, and celebrate our brief moment in the sun.”
—Lawrence M. Krauss (via moaka)