"It has always seemed strange to me…The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second."

John Steinbeck, Cannery Row (via observando)



Do you know why I hold grudges now? I never used to. But I have found with experience that the people who fuck you over once have no problem fucking you over twice.


(via secretgardenlane)


the problem with rich people is that i am not one

(Source: spunkypapa, via secretgardenlane)

"When in doubt, begin your piece with ‘when.’ This will push you into narrative. Bash it out. Writers need words on a page to edit the way sculptors need stone, clay, or wood to carve or mold. You have to spew out your own material before you can shape it. So bash it out."

"The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward."

Steve Maraboli (via noeeeee)

(via totallytrishaa)