"Ecstasy. From the Greek Ekstasis. Meaning not what you think. Meaning not euphoria or sexual climax or even happiness. Meaning literally: a state of displacement, of being driven out of one’s senses."
— Jeffrey Eugenides (via entelechies) (via elucipher) (via ggiame) (via ofwordsandwaltzes) (via shadaras)
"Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so."
— David Brooks (via yancybecket)
(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via creepyknees)
"We have all got to exert ourselves a little to keep sane, and call things by the same names as other people call them by."
— George Eliot (via quoteallthethings)