The Metaphysical Rebel


When everyone wants a good time


When shit gets personal

Reblogged from aseaofquotes, Posted by aseaofquotes.

Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen


Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen




Let’s talk about libraries. Libraries! “Oh, hello, are you a person? Great, you’ve met our qualifications. Please enjoy unlimited borrowing of any number of any books. Do we not have the book you seek? Let us know and we will buy it so that you can read it. You will owe us nothing. Stay as long as you want.” Libraries are like pleasant, real-life morphine dreams.


Libraries for life.

"Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift."

Mary Oliver (via awelltraveledwoman)

(Source: feellng)


John Williams, Stoner


John Williams, Stoner

"You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want."

S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders (via stay-ocean-minded)

(Source: larmoyante)

"Do not take someone’s silence as his pride, perhaps he is busy fighting with his self."

'Ali ibn Abee Taalib (radi'Allahu anhu)

(Source: poeticislam)

"When a man tries earnestly to liberate his intellect, his passions and desires secretly hope to benefit from it also."

Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human (via ludimagister)


But I don’t see friendship as an alternative or runner-up to romantic love and partnership. It’s not a February 13 amuse-bouche for “real love” (or the hope thereof) on the 14th. Friendship is the main event. Let’s run through the style-section trends, shall we? People are marrying later. Women are settling. (Or refusing to settle.) The divorce rate remains pretty damn high. In practice, the lifelong romantic partnership, like the lifelong employer, has become passe. William Deresiewicz calls friendship “modernity’s central relationship.” It’s time we start acknowledging it as such, and calling it love.

Like romantic love, friendship is a source of joy. It provides sustenance when things get tough, and encouragement to aim higher, think bigger, love harder.


"The world is changed by your example, not your opinion."

Paulo Coelho   (via awelltraveledwoman)

(Source: thelovelyloner)

"Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person."


Therefore they would often sit together, talking desultorily. What was really between them they could not utter. Their words were only accidents in the mutual silence.

—D.H. Lawrence, The Rainbow. Wordsworth Editions,1995

"Lie down and look up at the ceiling and breathe with those curiously fragile lungs of yours and remind yourself: Don’t worry. Don’t worry. All is as it was meant to be. It was meant to be lonely and terrifying and unfair and heaving. Don’t worry."

The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home, Condos (via splitterherzen)

(Source: headofporridge)

"There are two questions a man must ask himself: The first is Where am I going? and the second is Who will go with me? If you ever get these questions in the wrong order you are in trouble."

"Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all."

Rick RiordanThe Lightning Thief (via feellng)