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“I never noticed the stars before.  I always thought of them as great big diamonds that belonged to someone.  Now they frighten me.  They make me feel that it was all a dream, all my youth.”

“It was a dream,” said John quietly.  ”Everybody’s youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.”

“How pleasant then to be insane!”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Diamond as Big as the Ritz


(via Shelby at Joielala)

“If you’ve ever doubted yourself, walk deep into any forest.  Notice how the trees still stand even though they are given no recognition.  Walk along any stream.  The water still flows, though no one stops to praise it.  Watch the stars late at night; they shine without acknowledgment.  Humans are just the same.  We are made out of the same elements as these beautiful wonders.  Always remember your beauty and self worth.”  - Source unknown