Absence, the highest form of presence.
— James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (via stxxz)
How strangely do we diminish a thing as soon as we try to express it in words.
— Maurice Maeterlinck (via thepeaking)
It’s better to make a mistake with the full force of your being than to timidly avoid mistakes with a trembling spirit. Responsibility means recognizing both pleasure and price, action and consequence, then making a choice.