So I've Heard

On Love & Relationships

“Lately I’ve been thinking about who I want to love, and how I want to love, and why I want to love the way I want to love, and what I need to learn to love that way, and how I need to become to become the kind of love I want to be. And when I break it all down, when I whittle it into a single breath, it essentially comes out like this: before I die, I want to be somebody’s favorite hiding place, the place they can put everything they need to survive, every secret, every solitude, every nervous prayer, and be absolutely certain I will keep it safe. I will keep it safe.”

- Andrea Gibson -

On Love & Relationships

“and feelings were always smarter things than thoughts”

- Andrea Gibson -

On Life

“Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority; because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by gangs who have no opinion.”

- Soren Kierkegaard -

On Life

“Every morning you have two choices; continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.”

- Unknown -

On Life

“You should give a fuck.  You really should. But only about things that set your soul on fire.  Save your fucks for magical shit.”

- Unknown -

On Life

“When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So, what the hell, leap.”

- Cynthia Heimel -

On Love & Relationships

“And when you look at her, if you do not feel bless to have her.  She is not yours to keep.  She is another man’s blessing.”

- Pierre Jeanty -

On Life

“It’s about how you’re like a lighthouse, always searching far into the distance. But the thing you’re looking for is usually close to you and always has been. That’s why you have to look within yourself to find answers instead of searching beyond.”

- Susane Colasanti, Waiting For You -

On Love & Relationships

“A man or woman who travels in the end will never be kept. But if you understand that person well enough, they’ll always be by your side. They might have forgotten where their home is in this world – but you might just make them feel like the closest thing to feeling at home. And while they’ll be leaving country after country, this is the way you will never leave their heart.”

- Lauren Klarfeld -

On Travel

“If the world seems unfair or beyond our understanding, sublime places suggest that it is not surprising that things should be thus. We are the playthings of the forces that laid out the oceans and chiseled the mountains.”

- Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel -

On Work & Career

“A writer needs three things: experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.”

- William Faulkner -

On Love & Relationships

“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.”

- Rupi Kaur -

On Life

“Even a fool knows you can’t touch the stars, but it doesn’t stop a wise man from trying.

- Harry Anderson, “Night Court” -

On Love & Relationships

“Sadly, no matter how many people you meet, it’s the ones who let you down who get the best part of you.”

 

- r.m. drake -

On Travel

“Half of the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness.”

- Ray Bradbury -

On Life

“Own only what you can always carry with you: known languages, known countries, known people. Let your memory be your travel bag.”

- Alexandr Solzhenitsyn -

On Life

“Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.”

 

- Ally Condie, Matched -

On Life

“Some nights you drink tea, some nights you drink whiskey.”

- Atticus -

On Travel

“There is a difference between arrival and entrance. Arrival is physical and happens all at once. The train pulls in, the plane touches down, you get out of the taxi with all your luggage. You can arrive a place and never really enter it; you get there, look around, take a few pictures, make a few notes, send postcards home. When you travel like this, you think you know where you are, but, in fact, you have never left home. Entering takes longer. You cross over, slowly, in bits and pieces. […] It is like awakening slowly, over a period of weeks. And then one morning, you open your eyes and you are finally here, really and truly here. You are just beginning to know where you are.”

- Jamie Zeppa -

On Travel

“Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you.  Exploration is experiencing what you have not experienced before.  How can there be any adventure, any exploration, if you let somebody else- above all, a travel bureau- arrange everything before hand?”

- Richard Aldington, Death of a Hero -

On Travel

“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”

- John Muir -