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So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.

Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.

—The Staying Philosophy (Everyday Isa)

(Source: everydayisa.wordpress.com, via twerkforcats)

Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it - that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I write, I act - and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.

—Stephen Fry (via purplebuddhaproject)

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You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.

—Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides (via observando)

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It happens to everyone as they grow up… you find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that the people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. And so you keep the memories, but you find yourself moving on.