"I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger."
— Simone de Beauvoir (via observando)
"Do not allow fear or greed to influence your work. When you make a sculpture of me, let it show every flaw on my face and body so that the beauty of your work will be in its honesty."
— Akhenaten; Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth, Naguib Mahfouz (via kapalaluan)
"You cannot find peace by avoiding life."
— Virginia Woolf (via omgtiffanywtf)