“Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow. Do you know what you’re doing when you spend a moment wondering how things are going to turn out?
You’re cheating yourself out of today. Today is calling to you, trying to get your attention, but you’re stuck on tomorrow, and today trickles away like water down a drain. You wake up the next morning and that today you wasted is gone forever. It’s now yesterday. Some of those moments may have had wonderful things in store for you , but now you’ll never know.”
“I never drank or did drugs myself; honestly, I sort of looked down at those people. You’ve got a good life and you purposefully set out to mess it up…I never got that. Maybe I just never understood the point, the way other people seemed to. Some people understood the point so well, they made it a personal credo, the law of their independent nation, but it just seemed stupid to me; and maybe even weak. Like the world was just too big and bright and real for you, and you just couldn’t take it.”—The Secret Life of Prince Charming,Deb Caletti (via creatingaquietmind)
“As you grow old, you learn more. If you stayed at twenty-two, you’d always be as ignorant as you were at twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, its also the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.”—Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie (via forever-and-alwayss)