My Utopia

Ask me anything   I'm trying to find my tiny spot in this world, so this blog contains things that make sense to me. I love reading, writing and wandering. I live with books and the Internet. You can find all kinds of nerdy yet beautiful stuff and my thoughts here.

"It’s not that I don’t like people. It’s just that when I’m in the company of others - even my nearest and dearest - there always comes a moment when I’d rather be reading a book"
Maureen Corrigan (via quotes-shape-us)
— 1 week ago with 482 notes
"It is not healthy to swallow books without chewing."
German proverb (via speculativegrammarian)
— 2 weeks ago with 608 notes
http://mountholyoke.tumblr.com/post/93499794495/everyone-at-moho-seem-to-be-gifted-in-every-way →

Everyone at Moho seem to be gifted in every way possible ( musically, did internships, athletic, did so many clubs) and they’re super smart. All I did was study and did some clubs here and there; somehow I got in. I’m not the best writer/eloquent person in the world and I bet everyone there is…

— 2 months ago with 16 notes
"It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me."
Warsan Shire (via quotes-shape-us)
— 3 months ago with 1675 notes
"The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention."
Rachel Naomi Remen  (via thatkindofwoman)

"The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will blossom like flowers." - Thich Nhat Hanh (via culturejolt)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via contaminatedwisdom)

— 3 months ago with 44285 notes
"I never understood why you tried so hard to fit in, when you were obviously meant to stand out."
Tonya Hurley, Ghostgirl (via quotes-shape-us)
— 3 months ago with 1749 notes
humansofnewyork:

"I’ve wanted to start a business since I was sixteen, but every time I try, the demands of my regular job catch up to me and I get fatigued. A couple of years ago, my friend and I had a great idea. We started meeting every night after work. We had a great plan— potential sponsors, a marketing strategy, a time line. But then things got really busy at my job. So we started meeting every other night. Then every fourth night. Then we postponed it for a month, and never found the right moment to start again. Then a year later, I picked up the newspaper, and there was an article about somebody else— succeeding with the same idea. I was like, ‘fuck.’"

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve wanted to start a business since I was sixteen, but every time I try, the demands of my regular job catch up to me and I get fatigued. A couple of years ago, my friend and I had a great idea. We started meeting every night after work. We had a great plan— potential sponsors, a marketing strategy, a time line. But then things got really busy at my job. So we started meeting every other night. Then every fourth night. Then we postponed it for a month, and never found the right moment to start again. Then a year later, I picked up the newspaper, and there was an article about somebody else— succeeding with the same idea. I was like, ‘fuck.’"

— 3 months ago with 4453 notes