Eclectic, nostalgic, and sometimes otherworldly. A dreamer always.
In the morning he woke among the peaks incredibly white against the muted sky. There is something greater than the life of the cities, greater than money and possessions; there is a manhood that can never be taken away. For this, one gives everything.
- James Salter, Solo Faces -
When a man in a melancholy mood is left teta-a-tete with the sea, or any landscape which seems to him grandiose, there is always, for some reason, mixed with melancholy, a conviction that he will live and die in obscurity, and he reflectively snatches up a pencil and hastens to write his name on the first thing that comes handy.
- Anton Chekhov -
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.

Anais Nin (via man-of-prose)

Always reach, always strive, always work for more, for better. Never settle for where you are.  You’re right Anais, it is a kind of death.