The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser — in case you thought optimism was dead.

Robert Brault  (via thatkindofwoman)

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In the morning I roused myself early and leaped out of bed, as excited as if everything was to start happening at once. I felt I was on the verge of a radical change in my life, and that this change would come that very day. Perhaps it was because I was so unaccustomed to external events, but always, whenever anything, no matter how trivial, occurred, it seemed to me that some radical turn in my life was just about to take place.

—Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground (via hateshiploveship)

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