quotes about learning

There are two tragedies in life.
One is to lose your hearts desire.
The other is to gain it.
—  George Bernard shaw

Anders on possession, repeatedly, throughout the game: “He’s gone now. He’s part of me. It’s not like we can… have a conversation. I feel his thoughts as my own. Not even the greatest scholar could tell you where I end and he begins.” “It’s always me.” “Justice and I are one.” “We are the same.” “When we merged, he ceased to be. We are one now.”

Justice on possession: “I am Anders.”

Flemeth on possession: “She is a part of me, no more separate than your heart from your chest.”

Wynne on possession: “I … felt it come, like a warm glow spreading throughout my body. It provided the spark of life that was fading from me, and I think that’s where it remains. A part of me, of my soul.”

“Is that why I can’t sense it?”

“I believe so. The spirit and I are not separate.”

“But Adrian said she saw it appear.”

Wynne allowed herself a private smile. “It may have seemed that way.”

random researcher from WOT2 on possession: It is widely believed that the Grim Anatomy’s focus is on demon possession, specifically how a demon, itself a tangible being, can enter into the mind of another and manipulate it. Here, the author observes the motor skills of a possessed wyvern. “It is not wearing the creature’s skin,” the notes read. “It has become the creature: its mind, its senses … its blood.”

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“The Dark is generous, and it is patient, and it always wins - but in the heart of its strength lies weakness; one lone candle is enough to hold it back. 
Love is more than a candle. 
Love can ignite the stars.” 

-Matthew Stover, Revenge of the Sith

(credit for the last gif/manip goes to @chriswoods

When people ask me about my life goals, I always lie… because the truth is, the only dream I really have is… to one day look in the mirror and love the girl staring back at me.
—  muse-by-melissa
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
i. things truly do happen for a reason and they coincide with the things that don’t go the way you had planned.

ii. you can’t make someone feel a certain way. you have to accept how they feel and move on one way or another.

iii. don’t let your emotions control you, but don’t ignore them either. you might miss out on something, or someone, wonderful.

iv. you meet certain people for a reason. they may walk into your life to make it better or cause chaos but they will always teach you a lesson. they don’t always stay and that is okay.

v. live in the moment. be present. notice the small things like the sound of a passing car, the ticking of a watch, the singing of the cicadas.

vi. be good and do good. don’t expect anything in return.

vii. everything will be okay. even if it’s not right now.

viii. breathe. your mental health is just as important as your physical health. don’t let any part of you suffer for any reason and if you need to take some time for yourself, do it. it’s okay to put yourself first.

—  things i have learned in the 210 days i’ve known him (l.d.e)

Reggie: *takes a deep breath* I hate –
anyone who has spent five seconds around Reggie: yes, you hate Jughead, we know, you hate Jughead so much, he’s a horrible monster with a god complex, you hate him so much, you just hate Jughead, we KNOW! WE GET IT.