Chasing Dreams

If you wanna succeed, never imitate anybody. Never want to be like somebody. Go on your own.

starchitect in the making...

I need someone who understands my need for time and space; someone who knows not to take it so personally when I need to be alone.

You are so good. So good, you’re always feeling so much. And sometimes it feels like you’re gonna bust wide open from all the feeling, don’t it? People like you are the best in the world, but you sure do suffer for it.

—Silas House, This is My Heart for You (via larmoyante)

(via anditslove)

Working into the night.

archistudent:

10pm: Well let’s try to make a model of a set of modules showing the structure and materials. 

12am: Well let’s try to make a model of just one module showing the structure and materials. 

1am: Well let’s try to make the framework and maybe a simple trace paper facade. 

2am: Well let’s try to make the framework.

3am: Well let’s try to make part of the framework.

4am: Well let’s try.

5am: Well.

(via life-of-an-architecture-student)

I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.

—Jonathan Carroll (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

(via claudiabarretto)