But the pleasant thing is to wake early, throw open the window, and lie reading in bed.

—Edward Fitzgerald, from a letter to W. F. Pollock, May 3, 1840 (via awelltraveledwoman)

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Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.

—Walt Whitman (via mishproductions)

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But there are pleasures to be had from books beyond being lightly entertained. There is the pleasure of being challenged; the pleasure of feeling one’s range and capacities expanding; the pleasure of entering into an unfamiliar world, and being led into empathy with a consciousness very different from one’s own; the pleasure of knowing what others have already thought it worth knowing, and entering a larger conversation.

From “The Pleasures of Reading to Impress Yourself" by Rebecca Mead for The New Yorker

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Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love. I like to work, read, learn, and understand life.

—Langston Hughes, "Theme for English B" (via man-of-prose)



When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life.

—Eckhart Tolle  (via thestylishgypsy)

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