One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.

Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

Like a pianist runs her fingers over the keys, I’ll search my mind for what to say. Now, the poem may want you to write it. And then sometimes you see a situation and think, ‘I’d like to write about that.’ Those are two different ways of being approached by a poem, or approaching a poem.

Maya Angelou (via poetry-and-insomnia)

What do sad people have in common?
It seems they have all built a shrine to the past,
And often go there and do a strange wail and worship.
What is the beginning of happiness?
It is to stop being so religious like that.

Hafiz (via saalik)