“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again. This time more intelligently.”
— Henry Ford
“I used to imagine adventures for myself, I invented a life, so that I could at least exist somehow.”
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground (via larmoyante)
To all you alienated, frustrated artists and intellectuals (and general lost souls) out there: I would highly recommend this book. My therapist recommended it to me and it’s a quick, thought-provoking read.
“Every person has a dark side. What defines a person with good character is not a spotless life of constant kindness, smiles and even temperament. But rather, it’s the yearning to learn from your mistakes, applying it, making amends for them and choosing not to repeat them that defines good character. These are the friends to keep in your life because they have stared adversity in the face and became a better person because of it.”
— Shannon L. Alder, Never or Forever (via creatingaquietmind)