So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it.
- Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
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The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it.
- Vik Muniz (via observando
The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many…. September is dressing herself in showy dahlias and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias. October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes (via lajoiedespetiteschoses
We carry the lives we’ve imagined as we carry the lives we have, and sometimes a reckoning comes of all the lives we have lost.
- Helen Macdonald
, from H is for Hawk
(Jonathan Cape, 2014)
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