A 1887 handwritten draft of Whitman’s 1865 poem “O Captain! My Captain!

A 1887 handwritten draft of Whitman’s 1865 poem “O Captain! My Captain!

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You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.


The Slap by Max Landis.

I don’t owe people anything, and I don’t have to talk to them any more than I feel I need to.
Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story (via simply-quotes)

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Every introvert alive knows the exquisite pleasure of stepping from the clamor of a party into the bathroom and closing the door.
Sophia Dembling - The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World (via onehappyfangirl)

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This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.
The Joker

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It wasn’t only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding; above all, it was the failure to grasp the simple truth that other people are as real as you.
Ian McEwan, Atonement (via sigh-twombly)

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I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

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