“Be quiet. And that doesn’t mean that you are no longer expected to share your feelings and tell jokes and engage in conversation — it just means be quiet. Sometimes, quiet is needed. Learn to appreciate what quiet can be for people. Learn how two people can sit on different sides of the room, silently engaging in their own activities, and still achieve a profound sense of closeness.”—How to Love an Introvert, Charlotte Green (via eternalinnerlight)
“Nobody is comforted by the thought that we are all mortals, nor does anybody who suffers really finds comfort in the past of present suffering of others … I cannot understand another’s suffering in order to diminish my own.”—Emil Cioran, “The Passion for the Absurd” from On the Heights of Despair (via e-m-cioran)
“Isn’t it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?”—Richard Dawkins (via philosophy-quotes)
“Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.
Ludwig Wittgenstein”—Ludwig Wittgenstein (via abritishguycalleddan)
“The self the individual knows is simultaneously the actual self and the ideal self, which the individual has outside himself as the image in whose likeness he is to form himself, and which on the other hand he has within himself, since it is he himself.”—