[wurd kuh-LEK-ter] noun. - a blog dedicated to collecting words and quotes of all sizes, shapes, and origins.
I have always had a fondness for words and quotes. I have amassed quite the a collection, and I am eager for it to continue growing. I keep quotes everywhere. Jotted in notebooks, typed into my phone, written on my bedroom walls, in word documents on my computer, scribbled away on pieces of paper... This blog is nothing more than my attempt to keep the quotes and words and other musings that I love so much all in one tidy, pretty, little place.
Feel free to share any words or quotes or poems you love by sending me a message (submit box not ask box). Please be sure to share the source of the quote if you know it, so that I don't have to go looking for the proper person to credit. Enjoy!
For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a nebula must collapse.
This is not your destruction.
This is your birth.
I think that the most necessary quality for any person to have is imagination. It makes people able to put themselves in other people’s places. It makes them kind and sympathetic and understanding.Jean Webster, Daddy-Long-Legs (via wordsnquotes)
That’s the problem with putting others first; you’ve taught them you come second.(via her0inchic)
You filled me with a wild desire to know everything about life.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.Jaime Lyn Beatty (via pureblyss)
She was terribly beautiful, yes. I could describe the birth of a star and her in the very same sentence.Beau Taplin, The Wild Heart (via weirdhunny)
People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.Andy Warhol (via wordsnquotes)
1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.Sixteen Small Steps to Happiness (via pigmenting)
2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.
3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.
4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.
5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.
6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.
7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.
8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.
9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.
10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.
11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.
12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.
14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.
15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.
16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.
I do know my own mind…The trouble is, my mind changes and then I have to get acquainted with it all over again.L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island (via v-oxs)
cathexis [kuh-thek-sis](noun) Psychoanalysis. In our list of the most meaningful words, cathexis’ profundity is defined as the development of investment of mental and emotional energy in a person, object, or idea. This is one of the most primitive symbols for all we do in life: from getting to know a special someone, working hard at school, defending our ideals, and loving those little things like our computers, where we blog from! The process of investing our mental and emotional drive is the basis for humanity and love; we must admit, we are impressed with the depth of cathexis. (via wordsnquotes)
I understood all that in my head, but I still didn’t believe it in my heart.Gayle Forman, If I Stay (via wordsnquotes)
William Saroyan, The Time of Your Life