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Karen's Korner

"Hurry, hurry, hurry."


I was fed up and ready to drop from exhaustion, but still my mind kept telling me, “Hurry, hurry, hurry.” I felt I had to  do something, go on to the next step, whatever it was — career, graduate school, as long as it was important. This is an American disease.

~ Florence King

Without one ripple on the surface


It’s amazing what storms
your face can hide,
what terrible wrecks can writhe
and heave beneath,
without one ripple on the surface.

— Jenny Valentine, Double

Real friendship or love is not manufactured or achieved by an act of will or intention. Friendship is always an act of recognition.

John O’Donohue (via goddesswithinyou)

As adults, we try to develop the character traits that would have rescued our parents.

Alain de Botton (via liberatingreality)

Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

Cicero, 106 BC - 43 BC (via lazyyogi)

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you unhappy. It is what you think about.

Dale Carnegie (via stardust-seedling)

The secret of a full life is to live and relate to others as if they might not be there tomorrow, as if you might not be there tomorrow. It eliminates the vice of procrastination, the sin of postponement, failed communications, failed communions.

Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin: 1944-1947  (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

That’s what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretence. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession.

Jim Morrison (via purplebuddhaproject)

And if we never talk again, please remember that I am changed by who you are and what you meant to me.

(via ispeakquotes)