Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild (via observando)
"Sometimes I think the human heart is just a simple shelf. There is only so much you can pile onto it before something falls off an edge and you are left to pick up the pieces."
"Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you will never, ever get it out."
"I do all this alone, everything I achieve, I achieve alone, because it’s my head I’m locked into, and I share this space with nobody but myself."
"Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."
Guillaume Apollinaire (via observando)
"Addiction is an effect on human unhappiness and human suffering. When people are distressed they want to soothe their distress, when people are in pain they want to soothe their pain. So the real question is not why the addiction, but why the pain?"
"I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else."
Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek (via observando)