I’m up to my ears in unwritten words.
— J.D. Salinger,excerpt from a letter to Jean Miller (via st-somewhere)
Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
— ― Ludwig van Beethoven (via psych-quotes)
In the waters of purity, I melted like salt
Neither blasphemy, nor faith, nor conviction, nor doubt remained.
In the center of my heart a star has appeared
And all the seven heavens have become lost in it.
— Rumi (via sublimesea)
Sometimes we speak clumsily and create internal knots in others. Then we say, “I was just telling the truth.” It may be the truth, but if our way of speaking causes unnecessary suffering, it is not Right Speech. The truth must be presented in ways that others can accept. Words that damage or destroy are not Right Speech. Before you speak, understand the person you are speaking to. Consider each word carefully before you say anything, so that your speech is “Right” in both form and content.
— Thich Nhat Hanh (via painting-a-picture)