“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain”—(via yanilavign3)
“You’re gorgeous, you old hag, and if I could give you just one gift ever for the rest of your life it would be this. Confidence. It would be the gift of confidence. Either that or a scented candle.”— from One Day, by David Nicholls (via belle-jar)
As long as the US is overspending on its defense, it lets its allies skimp on theirs and instead pour savings into infrastructure, education and health care. So even as US taxpayers fret about their healthcare costs, their tax dollars are paying for a military that is subsidizing the (free) health care of their European allies.
“A few times in my life I’ve had moments of absolute clarity, when for a few brief seconds the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think, and things seem so sharp and the world seems so fresh. I can never make these moments last. I cling to them, but like everything, they fade. I have lived my life on these moments. They pull me back to the present, and I realize that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be.”—A Single Man (via belle-jar)