Gentle Indifference

“When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it seems inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.” -Tennessee Williams


“I love being in cities with lots of other people, because I’m reminded that there are billions of people like me, and we are each stuck inside of our minds, feverishly trying to crawl out to make connections with other people.” -John Green

“At the heart of every frustration lies a basic structure: the collision of a wish with an unyielding reality.” -Alain de Botton


“Everything you want is coming. Relax about the timing and the way. You just need to trust that what you want is coming, and watch how fast it comes.” -Abraham Hicks

“Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.” -Jeremy Collier

“Those late hours when the world is completely still, when the only sound is the rustle of the air in the vents and the wind visiting the trees outside, when the darkness is tucked tight around the house and you feel as life itself the movements of your own consciousness — those are wonderful hours to read.” -Stephen Goodwin


“People fall so in love with their pain, they can’t leave it behind. The same as the stories they tell. We trap ourselves.” -Chuck Palahniuk

“You were hurt badly, and those scars will be with you forever. I feel sorry for you, I really do. But think of it like this: it’s not too late to recover. You’re young, you’re tough. You’re adaptable. You can patch up your wounds, lift up your head and move on.” -Haruki Murakami


“What if I slept a little more and forgot about all this nonsense.” -Franz Kafka

“There is no real ending. There’s just the place where you stop the story.” -Frank Herbert


“Good-looking girls break hearts, and good-hearted girls mend them.” -Mignon McLaughlin

“I think we’ve all got someone like that in our lives. That certain someone who gets under our skin in all those wrong and wonderful ways. Those we adore absolutely, without reason or restraint.” -Beau Taplin

“I don’t trust anyone who hasn’t been self-destructive in some way. And who hasn’t gone through some sort of self-loathing. You’ve got to bang yourself around a bit to know yourself.” -Johnny Depp

“Honesty always gets my attention. Not particularly someone who is honest to me, but someone who is honest with themselves.” -Heath Ledger


“We know so little about one another. We embrace a shadow and love a dream.” -Hjalmar Söderberg

“It takes great personal courage to let yourself appear weak.” -David Foster Wallace

“I am fascinated by the whole process of what it’s like to be alive, whether it’s unbelievably uncomfortable and horrible or whether it’s quite nice.” -Charlotte Rampling

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” -Anton Chekhov


“It’s a funny thing… but people mostly have it backward. They think they live by what they want. But really, what guides them is what they’re afraid of. What they don’t want.” -Khaled Hosseini

“My motto is: more good times.” -Jack Nicholson

“Write relentlessly until you find your voice. Then use it.” -David Sedaris

“To some people, not caring is supposed to be cool, commenting is more interesting than doing, and everything is judged and then disposed of in, like, five minutes. I’m not interested in those kinds of people. I like the person who commits and goes all in and takes big swings and then maybe fails or looks stupid.” -Amy Poehler


“Anyone who isn’t embarrassed by who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough.” -Alain De Botton

“Open yourself to the gentle indifference of the world.” -Albert Camus

{Latte art via @all_things_oregon, Tilikum Crossing via @knickatknite, crescent moon via @bythebrush, downtown Portland via @hayden_willy, pinecones via @young.seeker, plants via @cylcollective, snowy trees via @localhaven, Rowena Crest via @aaron.atanacio – all on Instagram.}


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