to be nobody but yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
— e.e. cummings (via adventuringsoul)
Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.
— Neil Gaiman (via wordsthat-speak)
Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day.
— George Allen, Sr. (via observando)