“Three o’clock in the morning. The soft April night is looking at my windows and caressingly winking at me with its stars. I can’t sleep, I am so happy.”—Anton Chekhov, About Love and Other Stories (via theflowershop)
“I am not good. I am not virtuous. I am not sympathetic. I am not generous. I am merely and above all a creature of intense passionate feeling. I feel—everything. It is my genius. It burns me like fire.”—Mary MacLane,I Await the Devil’s Coming (via thatkindofwoman)
“The years between eighteen and twenty-eight are the hardest, psychologically. It’s then you realize this is make or break, you no longer have the excuse of youth, and it is time to become an adult – but you are not ready.”—Helen Mirren (via angel-in-vogue)
you can’t want it bad for a few hours…you gotta want it bad every morning, every time you hit the treadmill or hit the weight room, every time you get in the kitchen. you can’t just want it when you’re watching others do work or when you’re sidelined. you gotta want it 24/7 365. you knew what you signed up for.
“Do not wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”—Mark Victor Hansen (via motiveweight)