Emma Louise — Full Hearts and Empty Rooms


My love is wasted sorry for this I never meant to be, hurting ourselves, hurting ourselves

It’s complicated you won’t get me I have trouble, understanding myself, understanding myself

“It’s surprising how hard we’ll work when the work is done just for ourselves.”

pieces of the whole

“Be very, very aggressive about identifying what you like and making it your own. Not in a possessive sense — many things cannot be possessed — but making your own way of making it work.”

“It might feel wrong at first, and you might have to do it very privately to avoid destroying your own identity. You might be totally alone in doing it — like, I can’t talk about xx yy zz — but I really value what came out of our knowing, and going for it.”

“Curiosity is the same, you have to be curious about things you are not supposed to be.”

“It is an awful hour when the first necessity of hiding anything comes. The whole life is different thenceforth.

When there are questions to be feared and eyes to be avoided and subjects that must not be touched, then the bloom of life is gone.

Put off that day as long as possible. Put it off forever if you can.”

"You shouldn’t try to stop everything from happening. Sometimes you’re supposed to feel awkward. Sometimes you’re supposed to be vulnerable in front of people. Sometimes it’s necessary because it’s all part of you getting to the next part of yourself."

“Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time.”
  • r: wait, what does bright mean to you?
  • s: bright - able to take in, process, and come up with clear ideas...and focus on the right things.


Maybe having a little less confidence
Means that you have to think
A little more
Means that you build on trust
A little more

Makes you leave a little more time
For making your own world
For making your own way
For standing apart
Or for becoming at one

“…not a power in the ‘verse can stop me”

the second circle

Empty steps and an empty house
The end depends on the beginning

“Beauty is often spoke of as though it only stirs lust or admiration, but the most beautiful people are so in a way that makes them look like destiny or fate or meaning, heroes of a remarkable story.

Desire for them is in part a desire for noble destiny, and beauty can seem like a door to meaning as well as to pleasure. And yet such people are often nothing extraordinary except in their effect on others.”
— (@eujo)
“You’ll wish that you had done some of the hard things when they were easier to do.”

Peacetime CEO knows that proper protocol leads to winning. Wartime CEO violates protocol in order to win.

Peacetime CEO spends time defining the culture. Wartime CEO lets the war define the culture.

Peacetime CEO always has a contingency plan. Wartime CEO knows that sometimes you gotta roll a hard six.

Peacetime CEO works to minimize conflict. Wartime CEO heightens the contradictions.

Peacetime CEO has rules like “we’re going to exit all businesses where we’re not number 1 or 2.” Wartime CEO often has no businesses that are number 1 or 2 and therefore does not have the luxury of following that rule.

Ben Horowitz

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