"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
Carl Sagan (via wakinbakinbootyshakin)
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
"And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in."
~ Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (via creatingaquietmind)
"No relationship can truly grow if you go on holding back. If you remain clever and go on safeguarding and protecting yourself, only personalities meet, and the essential centers remain alone. Then only your mask is related, not you. Whenever such a thing happens, there are four persons in the relationship, not two. Two false persons go on meeting, and the two real persons remain worlds apart."
Osho, Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other (via creatingaquietmind)