"If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain."
- Emily Dickinson (via boatsoul)
"People say I love you all the time - when they say, ‘take an umbrella, it’s raining,’ or ‘hurry back,’ or even ‘watch out, you’ll break your neck.’ There are hundreds of ways of wording it - you just have to listen for it, my dear."
- The Curious Savage, John Patrick (via tellmefive)
(Source: quotesilyke, via tellmefive)
"Always go after her. No matter how mad she seems. She loves you more than words can tell."
- (via untilserendipity)
(Source: exquisite-calamity, via before-you-lable-me)
"Success is being able to look in the mirror and know that I am all right on that day. I don’t believe I’ve made it. I believe that I’m making it. I believe that I found my past so I can live in the present. It’s the most important thing to me. In the books and the plays and the touring and the gigs and the speeches and the – and the cash – it all pales into insignificance when compared with knowing that I didn’t do anything wrong. And I’m OK now."
In a fantastic episode of NPR’s TED Radio Hour, poet Lemn Sissay echoes Thoreau.
Complement with 5½ excellent commencement addresses on defining your own success.