contrary to popular belief, vincent van gogh actually cut his ear off so he could not hear the haters
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (via tat-art)
Eliezer Yudkowsky (via a-s-h-e)
Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
Ernest Hemingway (via elige)
When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.
Joel Osteen (via cultivate-solitude)