“I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”—Roald Dahl (via kushandwizdom)
“If we grew our own food, we wouldn’t waste a third of it as we do today. If we made our own tables and chairs, we wouldn’t throw them out the moment we changed the interior decor. If we had to clean our own drinking water, we probably wouldn’t contaminate it.”—Mark Boyle (via grammar-geek)
I always wonder if I’ve done something significant enough that even after I’m gone someone will be able to recall that moment and remember me. I’m worried I won’t be able to make a difference before I die.
“The worst part about anything that’s self destructive is that it’s so intimate. You become so close with your addictions and illnesses that leaving them behind is like killing the part of yourself that taught you how to survive.”—L.L (via balancingstatesofmind)