July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014
"We crave permission openly to become our secret selves."

— Salman Rushdie, The Moor’s Last Sigh (via wordsnquotes)

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July 27, 2014
"It is your fate, forgetfulness. All of the old lessons of life, you lose and gain and lose and gain again."

— Leto II, The Voice of Dar-es-Balat  (via likeafieldmouse)

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July 25, 2014
"You remember too much,
my mother said to me recently.
Why hold onto all that? And I said,
Where can I put it down?"

— Anne Carson, “The Glass Essay”, Glass, Irony and God (via thuffman)

July 25, 2014

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July 25, 2014

In a groundbreaking study, researchers reveal a host of new genes involved in schizophrenia, making it possible to develop desperately needed treatments

It took 80,000 genetic samples, seven years and the work of 300 scientists from around the world, but scientists now have the most complete dossier on schizophrenia ever.

In an historic paper published in the journal Nature, the Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium identified 108 new regions on the genome linked to the psychiatric disorder, which is associated with hallucinations and psychotic episodes and affects about 1% of people worldwide.


— Scientists begin to crack the code on schizophrenia, identifying 108 genes involved in the disorder. Complement with the relationship between creativity and mental illness, with a special focus on schizophrenia.  (via medicalschool)

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July 25, 2014
"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."

— Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (via wordsnquotes)

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July 25, 2014
"It’s very strange how often strong feelings don’t seem to carry any message of action."

— Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica (via afroui)

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July 25, 2014
When someone offers me ice cream and then all they have is vanilla


Do not want cat

July 22, 2014
"It never grew easy
but at last I grew peaceful"

Starfish by Mary Oliver 

July 22, 2014
"the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own"

The Journey by Mary Oliver 

July 22, 2014
"She survived whatever happened;
she forgave; she became."

W.H. Auden, “The Model” (via wordsnquotes)

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July 22, 2014

Zdzisław Beksiński


Zdzisław Beksiński

July 22, 2014
"Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table"

— W.H. Auden (via whauden)

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July 19, 2014

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!


— If, Rudyard Kipling 

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