An 8 year-old Friedrich Nietzsche was asked to explain to his mother why he had painted his sister, Elisabeth, without her head. His response was: "Because that’s what she should lose, to come alive."

"The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."

Aurelius, Marcus. Meditations.  (via wordsnquotes)

"I can’t feel a thing; All mournful petal storms are dancing inside the very private spring of my head."

Franz Kafka to Milena  (via middecember)

"Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you are great, not what you were never made for."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (via universal-wanderer)