"Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things."
Arthur Schopenhauer, Parerga and Paralipomena (via awelltraveledwoman)
"There are poems
inside of you
that paper can’t
Y.Z (via flannel)
"If you see a person and don’t also see his society, education, ancestors, culture, and environment, you have not really seen that person. Instead, you have been taken in by the sign of that person, the outward appearance of a separate self. When you can see that person deeply, you touch the whole cosmos and you will not be fooled by appearances. This is called signlessness."
Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)
"Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."
Faulkner (via thealwayssingingstranger)
Since I can’t talk about or show you all any of the work I’ve been doing with Voltaire, I’ll just keep posting commissions!
I’m not a fan of William Faulkner, but I’ve always really loved “A Rose for Emily” and I was finally commissioned to draw her. If you get a chance to read it, I highly recommend it - definitely creepy!
"We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel… is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become."
Ursula K. Le Guin (via observando)