J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via mercurieux)
"Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry."
"People are so quick to criticize my generation, but we are tired. We are scared. We have lived through more “apocalypses” than I can count. We have more divorces, more mental disorders, more debt. Do you know how stupid a five-year plan sounds to someone who can barely get out of bed in the morning? Don’t ask us why we are “so lazy.” Ask us why we cannot sleep."
The Drowning (via thedrowning)
"My mother was right: When you’ve got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust."
Jane Birkin (via supermodelgif)
"Sometimes you need to burn bridges to stop yourself from crossing them again."
"To be flung into the sea, to be washed hither and thither, and driven about the roots of the world — the idea was incoherently delightful."
"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."
― Winston Churchill (via buenas-ondas)