July 1, 2011

la douleur exquise.

there is a jumble of bunched, blurred words in my mind and i cannot sort them out to give you all the stories that you deserve to know about me.
but a reminder from the lovely Tessa made me realize that a post of my favorite quotes say just as much!

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."
-Oscar Wilde

"Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they’ll make your soul impervious to the world’s soft decay."
-Janet Fitch

"Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you."

"Sometimes it seems safer to hold it all in, where the only person who can judge is yourself." 
-Sarah Dessen

"Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love."
-Charles. M Schulz

"suddenly something snaps in my mind. suddenly i realise this is my youth. this is the young me i will remember when i am old and longing. these are all memories i will tell my children and grandchildren and myself. i take a mental photograph like i often do and i close my eyes tightly while it develops."
-Nirrimi Firebrace

"We wander, question. But the answer waits in each separate heart - the answer of our own identity and the way by which we can master loneliness and feel that at last we belong."
-"The Mortgaged Heart" by Carson McCullers

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."
-Nelson Mandela

"Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you."
-Oscar Wilde

"She fell, she hurt, she felt. She lived. And for all the tumble of her experiences, she still had hope. Maybe this next time would do the trick. Or maybe not. But unless you stepped into the game, you would never know."
— Sarah Dessen

that's all i can remember for now, hehe!
hope you'll all have a lovely Friday. xxx


Anonymous said...

I love this post so. much. End of story. ;) <3 xx

Anita said...

The drawings are beyond cute :3 And I love love love the beautiful quotes. I just love it when a quote perfectly describes your situation.

Silkybow said...

nice photography! :)
Loving those quotes as well especially this one :
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."
-Oscar Wilde

brigduong said...

i am officially inspired. thankyou

Jada said...

I love the second quote about memorizing poems. I always try to because it's good to share them for inspiration to others :)

Tina Sosna said...

oh thank you tasha!<3

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Estelle said...

The photos in this post are so simple yet beautiful Tasha. I really like the gold glitter one- so, so pretty! You're right, sometimes a compliation of favourite quotes can say what we want to say much better than ourselves! I love that you love Oscar Wilde...we like lots of the same authors hehe! But all these quotes are so rich and meaningful, thank you so much for sharing. It makes me want to pick up a good book and get inspired! x x x


Teresa said...

Amazing quotes. The very first one by Oscar Wilde has always been one that I live by.