I make progress by having people around me who are smarter than I am - and listening to them. And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.
— Henry Kaiser 1882-1967, Industrialist (via bzrkingdom)
I’m a quiet person. I spend time observing, not speaking.
— Norman Reedus (via 7sunriseoversea)
Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.
— Andrew Boyd (via purplebuddhaproject)
Even if you know what’s coming, you’re never prepared for how it feels.
— Natalie Standiford, How to Say Goodbye in Robot (via larmoyante)
Books fall open, you fall in. When you climb out again, you’re a bit larger than you used to be.
— Gregory Maguire (via seabois)
When you look through your eyes at the nature out there, you are looking at you, the real you, the you that goes on with itself.
— Alan Watts. Philosopher (via purplebuddhaproject)
The universe has no restrictions. You place restrictions on the universe with your expectations.
— Deepak Chopra (via feellng)