It’s easy to feel bitterness and lead with your pain, but then that’s how people see you. My pain and my brokenness are a part of my story, but they don’t define me anymore. — Ruthie Lindsey (at Britomart Train Station)

It’s easy to feel bitterness and lead with your pain, but then that’s how people see you. My pain and my brokenness are a part of my story, but they don’t define me anymore. — Ruthie Lindsey (at Britomart Train Station)

To be admitted to Nature’s hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.

Henry David Thoreau

 (at El Sizzling Chorizo)

To be admitted to Nature’s hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.

Henry David Thoreau

(at El Sizzling Chorizo)

To be admitted to Nature’s hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes hiTo be admitted to Nature’s hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.

Henry David Thoreau

 (at El Sizzling Chorizo)

To be admitted to Nature’s hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes hiTo be admitted to Nature’s hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.

Henry David Thoreau

(at El Sizzling Chorizo)

If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

 (at Britomart Train Station)

If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

(at Britomart Train Station)

I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau (at Britomart Train Station)

I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau (at Britomart Train Station)

He left the drapes open, watched the lights of the cars and of the fast food joints through the window glass, comforted to know there was another world out there, one he could walk to anytime he wanted.
Neil Gaiman, American Gods (American Gods, #1) (at University of Auckland Clock Tower)

He left the drapes open, watched the lights of the cars and of the fast food joints through the window glass, comforted to know there was another world out there, one he could walk to anytime he wanted.
Neil Gaiman, American Gods (American Gods, #1) (at University of Auckland Clock Tower)

I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door - or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
Rabindranath Tagore (at University of Auckland Clock Tower)

I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door - or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
Rabindranath Tagore (at University of Auckland Clock Tower)

And if you can find any way out of our culture, then that’s a trap too. Just wanting to get out of the trap reinforces the trap.
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters (at University of Auckland Clock Tower)

And if you can find any way out of our culture, then that’s a trap too. Just wanting to get out of the trap reinforces the trap.
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters (at University of Auckland Clock Tower)

All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable prejudices and opinions, are swept away; all new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify. All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life and his relations with his kind — Karl Marx, the Communist Manifesto (at Musium Fatahilah Kota Tua)

All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable prejudices and opinions, are swept away; all new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify. All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life and his relations with his kind — Karl Marx, the Communist Manifesto (at Musium Fatahilah Kota Tua)

Sleep my little baby-oh
Sleep until you waken
When you wake you’ll see the world
If I’m not mistaken…

Kiss a lover
Dance a measure,
Find your name
And buried treasure…

Face your life
Its pain, 
Its pleasure,
Leave no path untaken.
Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book (at Auckland Art Gallery)

Sleep my little baby-oh
Sleep until you waken
When you wake you’ll see the world
If I’m not mistaken…

Kiss a lover
Dance a measure,
Find your name
And buried treasure…

Face your life
Its pain,
Its pleasure,
Leave no path untaken.
Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book (at Auckland Art Gallery)

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