My mother used to say to me, ‘You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you.’ And these words played and bothered me, I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume. It was something that I just had to be. And what my mother meant by saying that you can’t eat beauty is that you can’t rely on beauty to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.
|—||Lupita Nyong’o (via paulstudd)|
if you are feeling rad don’t let anyone ever turn the r into an s
Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.
|—||Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via pikeys)|