May 17th | 389 "And he explained, so absurdly simply, that if there’s nothing you can do about something, then you do nothing. And in that moment, the feeling of injustice, the frustration, it was lifted, it was gone, there was nothing to do. I realized I’d made it up, I’d made it up that it was an injustice, I’d made up the frustration, it was all a story. And it’s the same with the past, you can’t change the past, there’s no need to heal it, it’s only a story that you’ve created. All you can do is let go of the story. You can’t change yourself—all you can do is let go of the story of who you are, let go of the character that you’ve created from fear."
— Simon Amstell (via ohhhkat)
May 16th | 133 "When trying to accomplish something serious, I liked to do it myself. Having to check things out with other people and get them to understand seemed to me a great waste of time and energy when it was a lot easier to work alone in silence."
— Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (via yaygeometry)