“For much of our history, we were so fearful of the outside world, with its unpredictable dangers, that we gladly embraced anything that promised to soften or explain away the terror. Microbiology and meteorology now explain what only a few centuries ago was considered sufficient cause to burn women to death.”
Carl Sagan (via whats-out-there)

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“Because it is possible to create…one has anxiety. One would have no anxiety if there were no possibility whatever. Creating, actualizing one’s possibilities…always involves destroying the status quo, destroying old patterns within oneself. Progressively destroying what one has clung to from childhood on, and creating new and original forms and ways of living. If one does not do this, one is refusing to grow, refusing to avail himself of his possibilities; one is shirking his responsibility to himself.”
— Kierkegaard (read the article from Brain Pickings)
“Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive.”
— Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre  (via sighpie)

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Louis has seriously kicked this season up a notch. I love it.

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Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.

- Maya Angelou (1928-2014)



Valais Blacknose Sheep from Switzerland

Photo via redscharlach