"I wondered, for the first time in my life, if life was worth all the work it took to live. What exactly made it worth it? What's so horrible about being dead forever, and not feeling anything, and not even dreaming? What's so great about feeling and dreaming?"
- Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)

I'm Philippa, 24, and I'm from London.

~ Sunday, August 24 ~
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I don’t think any of us can speak frankly about pain until we are no longer enduring it.
— Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
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~ Monday, July 28 ~
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Until you realise that coincidences don’t exist, your life will be filled with them
— Andrew Kaufman, Born Weird
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~ Monday, July 14 ~
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"Happy," I muttered, trying to pin the word down. But it is one of those words, like Love, that I have never quite understood. Most people who deal in words don’t have much faith in them and I am no exception - especially the big ones like Happy and Love and Honest and Strong. They are too elusive and far too relative when you compare them to sharp, mean little words like Punk and Cheap and Phony. I feel at home with these, because they’re scrawny and easy to pin, but the big ones are tough and it takes either a priest or a fool to use them with any confidence.
— Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary
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~ Saturday, July 12 ~
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From the beginning I had felt a definite contact with Yeamon, a kind of tenuous understanding that talk is pretty cheap in this league and that a man who knew what he was after had damn little time to find it, much less to sit back and explain himself.
— Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary
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~ Tuesday, May 13 ~
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Currently. Life is tough.

Currently. Life is tough.

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~ Tuesday, February 25 ~
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I stumbled across this sculpture of Katherine Mansfield today in Wellington. It is almost entirely covered by her words, and is one of the best things I’ve ever seen.

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~ Friday, February 14 ~
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I am in lovely New Zealand now and unfortunately my Internet service is not as good as it was in Australia. This is me hugging a kauri tree.

I am in lovely New Zealand now and unfortunately my Internet service is not as good as it was in Australia. This is me hugging a kauri tree.

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~ Wednesday, January 15 ~
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Banned books display, National Archive of Australia

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~ Monday, January 13 ~
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austinkleon:

xkcd. Filed under: photography

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~ Thursday, January 9 ~
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Love is worth death. Love is worth life. My search for you, your search for me, goes beyond life and death into one long call in the wilderness. I do not know if what I hear is an answer or an echo. Perhaps I will hear nothing. It doesn’t matter. The journey must be made.
— Jeanette Winterson, The Powerbook
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