Psalm 37:24

"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood."

- ― Ralph Waldo Emerson (via psych-quotes)

(via psych-quotes)

"

I am a storyteller.

In the course of my life, I will write something — SOMETHING, that will grow in the mind of a person who reads it. It will shape them. Perhaps while I live, perhaps a hundred years from now. SOMETHING I do will alter the course of their life. Perhaps it will be a tiny stone in a river, or perhaps it will be like a boulder. I will encourage them to love a bit more, or to stand against the darkness that haunts them.

Because of me.

Because I was a little brave one day. Because some morning a sunrise opened my heart, or my beloved kissed me as she never had before. I will, in some small way, shape the future. Shape the world.

This is my immortality.

"

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A Manifesto for Authors

Pair with the neurochemistry of storytelling and how storytelling makes us human.

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"Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye with nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence, and nothing else."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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"I love you, that means I’m not just here for the pretty parts. I’m here no matter what."

-  Claudia Gray, Hourglass (via a-thousand-words)

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"You learn more about a person at the end of a relationship than at the beginning."

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