Tiffanie Debartolo, God-Shaped Hole
"I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me."
— Joshua Graham (via daydre-ams)
(Source: outdoor-anarchy, via runningxctf)
"I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor—such is my idea of happiness. And then, on top of all that, you for a mate, and children perhaps—what can more the heart of man desire?"
— Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness (via bookmania)
"Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be ambitious. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right and your head up. Do well, live well and dress really well. Do what you love, love what you do. It is time to start living."
— (via dream-on-darling)
(Source: rustedbones, via theneedforspeed)
"The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is to succumb to violence. More than that, it is cooperation in violence. The frenzy of the activist…destroys his own inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of his own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful."
— Thomas Merton, as quoted in Courtney Martin’s weekly column for On Being, "The Spiritual Art of Saying No"
Royal Palace, Copenhagen (by Ch@rTy)
"I spent my life learning to feel less. Every day I felt less. Is that growing old? Or is it something worse? You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness."
— Jonathan Safran Foer (via brotherstories)
"Decisions are the unit of measurement of the athlete. There are decisions for goals. Decisions for plans. Decisions for who to put in your inner circle. Decisions of which person to listen to when they disagree. Decisions about which thoughts you allow to rent space in your brain. Decisions for what’s true and what’s fair. Decisions to let certain things go, after deciding which things are let-go-able, and what’s not. And then there are the decisions for what to do with every hour of every day. For how to use your energy. For how much to care, or not care. How hard to push it. How much anger to feel, or pain to tolerate. How much much is too much. Or too little."
— Ask Lauren Fleshman | A Weekend of Epic Proportions Part 1
Wow. Never thought it would come to this, but 4:30am runs are no longer hyperbole.
Post-college life is definitely a different time zone, but I prefer it this way.
"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful."
— Eric Thomas (via runningxctf)