Collecting Beauty

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Watch out for intellect,
because it knows so much it knows nothing
and leaves you hanging upside down,
mouthing knowledge as your heart
falls out of your mouth.
by Anne Sexton, from The Complete Poems (via violentwavesofemotion)

(Source: theantidote, via violentwavesofemotion)

Develop a healthy relationship with food. If you’re hungry, eat. If you’re full, don’t eat. Eat vegetables to be good to your body, but eat ice cream to be good to your soul.

Take pictures of yourself frequently. Chronicle your life. Selfies are completely underrated. Even if the pictures are unflattering, keep them anyway. There will always be mountains and cities and buildings, but you will never look the same way as you did in that one moment in time.

Your worth does not depend on how desirable someone finds you. Spend less time in front of the mirror and more time with people who make you feel beautiful.

Close doors. Don’t hold onto things that no longer brings you happiness and do not help you grow as a person. It is okay to walk away from toxic relationships. You are not weak for letting go.

Forgive yourself. We all have something in our pasts that we are ashamed of, but they only weigh us down if we allow them to. Make amends with the old you and work every day to become the person that you’ve always wanted to be.
by Tina Tran, Tips to being a happier you  (via exoticwild)

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My writing succeeds not because I am intelligent or scholarly. No, it’s because I have the daring, the willingness, to detach myself from the comfort of the herd and to face strong and evil inclinations. Disbelief is inherently stressful! Only the strong can tolerate it. Do you know what the real question for a thinker is? The real question is: How much truth can I stand? I do not want to eliminate stress or live the tranquil life. I want to be alert. I do not want to be excluded from any part of my internal experience! And if tension is the price for insight, so be it! I am rich enough to pay that price.
by Irvin D. Yalom, from When Nietzsche Wept (via violentwavesofemotion)

Amanda photographed by Karl Rothenberger

by Friedrich Nietzsche
The best of life is built on what we say when we’re in love. Believe me, you’ll remember all the silly things you’ve said; and you’ll find that your life has been built on them. It isn’t nonsense, it’s the truth, it’s the only truth.
by Virginia Woolf, from Night And Day (via violentwavesofemotion)

Charlotte Mckinney photographed by Karl Rothenberger
To seek a true feeling among the chaos of the unfeelings or half-feelings of life, to recognize it when found, and to accept the consequences of the discovery […]
by Virginia Woolf, from Night And Day (via violentwavesofemotion)