"In dreams you don’t need to make any distinctions between things. Not at all. Boundaries don’t exist. So in dreams there are hardly ever collisions. Even if there are, they don’t hurt. Reality is different. Reality bites. Reality, reality."
Creative people are confident in only one thing: their own doubt. I think there’s a huge lack of self-confidence in a creative person because, by nature, the definition of a creative person is someone who is trying to make something new. They know, if they are professional creatives, that the likelihood of doing that—making something new and significant—is hugely unlikely, so they build within that city of doubt. From doubt, they get to iterate and work extremely hard, hoping to find something new; it’s all about hope. I’ve never met anyone who is good at what they do creatively and is super-confident. Maybe they pretend to be confident in front of their agent or the media, but I’ve never been confident in that way.
A conversation with the inimitable John Maeda. Complement with Seth Godin on dancing with self-doubt and Anna Deavere Smith’s advice to artists on what self-esteem really means. (via letters-to-nobody)
As much as I live I shall not imitate them or hate myself for being different to them.
Orhan Pamuk, Snow (via sad-plath)

Odeur SS15
I am the sea and nobody owns me.
Pippi Longstocking (1997)

Naevus of Ota
What do you want?
Just coffee. Black - like my soul.
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones (via sad-plath)
One day, your name didn’t make me smile anymore.
ten-word poem #25  (via woohijo)
Actually that’s my secret — I can’t even talk about you to anybody because I don’t want any more people to know how wonderful you are.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night (via budddha)

and then i realized that you had never really loved me at all

山奥の秘湯、床鍋鉱泉 無色無臭なのに、一度入ると3日は肌がスベスベになるすごいお湯