Monday's Child

be who you are, and be that well (saint francis)

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth — and truth rewarded me.

—Simone de Beauvoir, All Said and Done  (via thatkindofwoman)

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An intelligent, beautiful woman with a dirty mind that makes you laugh non-stop should be treasured.

—(via totalbosh)

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The smartest, most interesting, most dynamic, most impactful people … lived to figure it out. At some point in their lives, they realized that carefully crafted plans … often don’t hold up… Sometimes, the only way to discover who you are or what life you should lead is to do less planning and more living — to burst the double bubble of comfort and convention and just do stuff, even if you don’t know precisely where it’s going to lead, because you don’t know precisely where it’s going to lead.

This might sound risky — and you know what? It is. It’s really risky. But the greater risk is to choose false certainty over genuine ambiguity. The greater risk is to fear failure more than mediocrity. The greater risk is to pursue a path only because it’s the first path you decided to pursue.

—Daniel Pink’s commencement speech at Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. (via knotformation)