“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to
be accepted by others. You need to be yourself.”

— Thich Nhat Hanh

“Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are. We are often like rivers: careless and forceful, timid and dangerous, lucid and muddied, eddying, gleaming, still.”

― Gretel Ehrlich, The Solace of Open Spaces

(via Sean Sharp)

It is quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air and return a different person – beguiled, enchanted.

— Mary Ellen Chase

“My favorite authors are the ones living, dead, read and unread, published and unpublished, who write because they can’t stop and because something inside them burns to be outside. That doesn’t necessarily mean that I want to read their books, but they are all and every one my favorites.”

Cory Doctorow