I read this and thought ‘wow that’s nice, I should reblog it’.
Then I stopped, and I read it again. Word by word, thinking hard about how I can actually apply this to my life. I’ve read it about 50 times now and I still can’t get it out of my head; what if we all did this? What if we forgot about fights, sadness, arguments, anger, and embarrassment? What if we lived for the small things and forgot about everything else?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying we should ignore important things in life or live with ‘no regrets’. All I’m saying is that it really is true; at the end of the day, all that we should really be thinking about is the little things that made us happy, even if it was for a mere second.
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
It is in an irony not lost on Bonham Carter that her work has improved since she stopped caring so much about it. “It’s not my sole purpose so there’s less pressure on it. Which, of course, means I do it better. But I also find that it’s less important to me now whether I’m crap or good. I take myself so much less seriously than I used to. I used to be so self critical it was painful. Now I think, ‘OK, so I acted badly today. I’ll try and act better tomorrow.’ I mean, for God’s sake, it’s not like I’m a surgeon or anything. It doesn’t really matter, does it?
Helena Bonham Carter (Sun in Gemini)
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.”
– Irish proverb (via thatkindofwoman)