observando

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my name is axel marazzi and i eat words for breakfast.

these are my texts . about me . ask . submit

“You can’t regret the life you didn’t lead.”

– Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

“The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.”

– Brian Tracy

“Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person’s broad mind and narrow waist change places.”

– A.C. Grayling

“The rule of the universe is that others can do for us what we cannot do for ourselves, and one can paddle every canoe except one’s own.”

– C.S. Lewis

“If you envy successful people, you create a negative force field of attraction that repels you from ever doing the things that you need to do to be successful. If you admire successful people, you create a positive force field of attraction that draws you toward becoming more and more like the kinds of people that you want to be like.”

– Brian Tracy

“Life is so constructed that an event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.”

– Charlotte Brontë, Villette

“Now this might disturb you, but I find I’m OK by myself;
and I don’t need you or your benevolence to make sense.”

– Morrissey

“Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.”

– Edgar Allan Poe, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt

“I walked down the hall and saw that [she] was sitting on the floor next to a chair. This is always a bad sign. It’s a slippery slope, and it’s best just to sit in chairs, to eat when hungry, to sleep and rise and work. But we have all been there. Chairs are for people, and you’re not sure if you are one.”

– Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You

“A man could be a lover and defender of the wilderness without ever in his lifetime leaving the boundaries of asphalt, powerlines, and right-angled surfaces. We need wilderness whether or not we ever set foot in it. We need a refuge even though we may never need to set foot in it. We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope; without it the life of the cities would drive all men into crime or drugs or psychoanalysis.”

– Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire