Somehow, me and my dogs ended up going by the same nicknames. Which ended up being quite a few

to live in this world

you must be able
to do three things
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go

Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1     
But you see, there is
a graveyard in my mouth
filled with words that
have died on my lips.
Emily Palermo, from Untitled  (via tchaikovskys)    
Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.
E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web    
Life is short and truth works far and lives long: let us speak the truth.
Arthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Representation, Vol 1     
There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?
Robert F. Kennedy    
All of you, shut your various holes and listen to me.
Malory Archer    
Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.
Anne Frank    
If you consider a woman less pure after you’ve touched her, maybe you should take a look at your hands.

Unknown. (via thespiritualslut)


If they can’t make you laugh then don’t fuck them.
Unknown (via perfect)    

"One of us, for instance, spoke to a child who called his inflated plastic fish a ‘fis’. In imitation of the children’s pronunciation, the observer said: ‘This is your fis?’ ‘No,’ said the child, ‘my *fis*.’ He continued to reject the adult’s imitation until he was told, ‘That is your fish.’ ‘Yes,’ he said, ‘my fis.’"

The effect has been referred to as the “fis phenomenon” ever since. Such reports indicate that children know far more about adult phonology than their own pronunciation suggests.

How Language Works by David Crystal, page 87