The Sleeping Goddess in The Lost Gardens of Heligan in England.
“I read his ‘Collected Stories’ so many times that my copy no longer has a cover. He expressed himself as powerfully in three pages as in 300. His invented world was, in the end, both everywhere and nowhere, both bound by its particulars and universal… So many have tried to emulate him, but no one has ever come close.”
— Jhumpa Lahiri on Gabriel García Márquez
"To trust is sometimes to surrender."-Victor Hugo (via veryclassylady)
"What’s your favorite thing about her?"
"What’s a time that she really impressed you with her intelligence?"
"Every single day. She’s the CFO of my company."
"As admirably altruistic as it sounds, the problem with voluntourism is its singular focus on the volunteer’s quest for experience, as opposed to the recipient community’s actual needs."-Opinion: The white tourist’s burden: Growing Western demand for altruistic vacations is feeding the white-savior industrial complex (via aljazeeraamerica)
"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does."-Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad (via hellanne)
look if you unironically say ‘money can’t buy happiness’ then either you’ve never faced a real financial struggle or you’ve achieved enlightenment, because goddamn does financial security feel an awful lot like happiness when it’s something you’re not used to