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here are the illuminated cities at the centre of me

"Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress."

- Kiera Cass (via heart-spark)

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"When someone tells you, “I love you,” and then you feel, “Oh, I must be worthy after all,” that’s an illusion. That’s not true. Or someone says, “I hate you,” and you think, “Oh, God, I knew it; I’m not very worthy,” that’s not true either. Neither one of these thoughts hold any intrinsic reality. They are an overlay. When someone says, “I love you,” he is telling you about himself, not you. When someone says, “I hate you,” she is telling you about herself, not you. World views are self views—literally."

- Adyashanti (via aurelle)

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"Until you’re about the age of twenty, you read everything, and you like it simply because you are reading it. Then between twenty and thirty you pick what you want, and you read the best, you read all the great works. After that you sit and wait for them to be written. But you know, the least known, the least famous writers, they are the better ones."

"Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories."

- Zadie Smith, from White Teeth   (via deepbittersea)

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Wedding theme song.

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when a boy is mean to you, it means he likes you! Parents of little girls:
she keeps dating abusive men. We don't know what's wrong with her. Ten years later:

"White people will believe anything if they think it’s a Native American proverb."

- Native American Proverb (via presidentobarna)

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"There is immeasurably more left inside than what comes out in words."

- Fyodor Dostoevsky (via stxxz)

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In Memoriam: Anja Niedringhaus

Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on April 4, 2014.

An Afghan police officer opened fire on Anja Niedringhaus and Kathy Gannon from the Associated Press in a police headquarters in Khost province, after the women arrived with a convoy of election materials on Friday.

Niedringhaus died almost immediately from wounds to her head, a health official said, and Gannon was taken to hospital with less serious injuries after being shot twice. She later underwent surgery and was described as being in stable condition and talking to medical personnel. Both were veteran correspondents with long experience covering Afghanistan.

Afghanistan, once a relatively safe place to work, has become increasingly deadly for journalists in the run up to the elections. Just last month Swedish-British radio reporter Nils Horner was shot dead in downtown Kabul. Days later Sardar Ahmad of the Agence France Press was gunned down, along with his wife and two children, in an attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul. His youngest son, two-year-old Abuzar, survived several gunshot wounds.

Niedringhaus has long been recognized for her expertise in gaining a subject’s trust and photographing them with a style that is immediately recognizable. Her attention to detail, composition and light come together to not only tell insightful stories but also to create works of art. 

She worked for the European Press Photo Agency before joining the AP in 2002, based in Geneva. She had published two books. She was the only woman on a team of 11 AP photographers awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography.

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"How many words have you spoken in your life?
How many did you mean?
How many did you understand?"

- Arkaye Kierulf (via misswallflower)

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Here’s something to put a little bounce in your Friday morning!


Here’s something to put a little bounce in your Friday morning!

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Jenny Holzer


Jenny Holzer

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"To discover hidden beauty and meaning in small and trivial things is the fundamental element, not only for film, but also for all art genres. The problem is, beauty doesn’t exist per se. Like the light and shadow, whether it’s visible or not, beauty co-exists with pain, filth, and ugliness. Apricots need to fall down to earth to create a new life. Therefore, art is an irony as itself. As so are our lives."

"I am overwhelmed with things I ought to have written about and never found the proper words."

- Virginia Woolf, Diaries Volume One 1915-1919 (via loveyourchaos)

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