Chelsey Tyler Wood

Limited

Chelsey Tyler Wood

"A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
― Albert Einstein [Artwork by Chelsey Tyler Wood]

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Lissy Elle

Time

Lissy Elle

"Time doesn't heal anything... it just teaches us how to live with the pain."
― Unknown author [Artwork by Lissy Elle]

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Unknown author

Not about a new person

Unknown author

"Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be."
― Heath L. Buckmaster [Artwork by Unknown author]

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AndreaCC

Untold story

AndreaCC

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
― Maya Angelou [Artwork by AndreaCC]

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Alexandra Valenti

Imagination

Alexandra Valenti

"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death."
― Robert Fulghum [Artwork by Alexandra Valenti]

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Unknown author

Simple

Unknown author

"Like all magnificent things, it's very simple."
― Natalie Babbitt [Artwork by Unknown author]

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Januz Miralles

Why me?

Januz Miralles

"When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, "Why god? Why me?" and the thundering voice of God answered, There's just something about you that pisses me off."
― Stephen King [Artwork by Januz Miralles]

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Eelus

Grow and change

Eelus

"Just because I liked something at one point in time doesn’t mean I’ll always like it, or that I have to go on liking it at all points in time as an unthinking act of loyalty to who I am as a person, based solely on who I was as a person. To be loyal to myself is to allow myself to grow and change, and challenge who I am and what I think. The only thing I am for sure is unsure, and this means I’m growing, and not stagnant or shrinking."
― Jarod Kintz [Artwork by Eelus]

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Aernout Overbeeke

Love takes hostages

Aernout Overbeeke

"Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love."
― Neil Gaiman [Artwork by Aernout Overbeeke]

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Kylie Woon

Do better

Kylie Woon

"Do the best you can. Then when you know better, do better."
― Maya Angelou [Artwork by Kylie Woon]

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Damsels in Distress

Trapped

Damsels in Distress

"The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling."
― David Foster Wallace [Artwork from Damsels in Distress]

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Unknown author

Train I wanted to be on

Unknown author

"Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on. I hope you never have to think about anything as much as I think about you."
― Jonathan Safran Foer [Artwork by Unknown author]

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Steven Spazuk

Be part of solution

Steven Spazuk

"Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles."
― Tina Fey [Artwork by Steven Spazuk]

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Katerina Belkina

If you remember

Katerina Belkina

"If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets."
― Haruki Murakami [Artwork by Katerina Belkina]

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Maria Aparicio Puentes

The glue

Maria Aparicio Puentes

"I think if I've learned anything about friendship, it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted, don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff."
― Jon Katz [Artwork by Maria Aparicio Puentes]

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Michael Donovan

You don’t love them

Michael Donovan

"If you have reasons to love someone, you don’t love them."
― Slavoj Žižek [Artwork by Michael Donovan]

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Martin Stranka

Reverse nightmare

Martin Stranka

"I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare."
― Ned Vizzini [Artwork by Martin Stranka]

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Federico Cabrera

It's not the face

Federico Cabrera

"It's not the face, but the expressions on it. It's not the voice, but what you say. It's not how you look in that body, but the thing you do with it. You are beautiful."
― Stephenie Meyer [Artwork by Federico Cabrera]

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Sam Spratt

Anger vs. Hate

Sam Spratt

"Anger is like flowing water; there's nothing wrong with it as long as you let it flow. Hate is like stagnant water; anger that you denied yourself the freedom to feel, the freedom to flow; water that you gathered in one place and left to forget. Stagnant water becomes dirty, stinky, disease-ridden, poisonous, deadly; that is your hate. On flowing water travels little paper boats; paper boats of forgiveness. Allow yourself to feel anger, allow your waters to flow, along with all the paper boats of forgiveness. Be human."
― C. JoyBell C. [Artwork by Sam Spratt]

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Mikael Jansson

A rule

Mikael Jansson

"If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week."
― Charles Darwin [Artwork by Mikael Jansson]

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