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It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days…Lightly, lightly—it’s the best advice ever given me. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly, my darling.

—Aldous Huxley (via pigmenting)

(Source: sol-psych, via pigmenting)

She didn’t quite know what the relationship was between lunatics and the moon, but it must be a strong one, if they used a word like that to describe the insane.

—Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die (via larmoyante)

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.

—Anne Lamott (via larmoyante)

I wondered how many people there were in the world who suffered, and continued to suffer, because they could not break out from their own web of shyness and reserve, and in their blindness and folly built up a great distorted wall in front of them that hid the truth.

—Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca (via larmoyante)

She didn’t quite know what the relationship was between lunatics and the moon, but it must be a strong one, if they used a word like that to describe the insane.

—Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die (via larmoyante)