You remember too much,
my mother said to me recently.
Why hold onto all that?
And I said,
Where do I put it down?
— Anne Carson, from “The Glass Essay” (via vrban)
"I was much too far out all my life. And not waving but drowning."
— Stevie Smith
"The Buddhists say if you meet somebody and your heart pounds, your hands shake, your knees go weak, that’s not the one. When you meet your ‘soul mate’ you’ll feel calm. No anxiety, no agitation"
— (via elauxe)
"You need to understand that I’ll never be the girl that begs you to stay. If you decide to walk out of my life, I might be sad for a little while but know that I’ll never chase you. I’ll just let you go."
— Midnight thoughts (I may love you, but i’ll never need you)
"Eventually something you love is going to be taken away. And then you will fall to the floor crying. And then, however much later, it is finally happening to you: you’re falling to the floor crying thinking, 'I am falling to the floor crying,' but there’s an element of the ridiculous to it — you knew it would happen and, even worse, while you’re on the floor crying you look at the place where the wall meets the floor and you realize you didn’t paint it very well."
— Richard Siken (via wordsnquotes)
"People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them."
— Veronica Roth, Insurgent (via wordsnquotes)
It took me a few years more than I wish, but I I finally realized my naïveté in expecting life to be kind to me. It’s my responsibility to be kind to life. I must never deny myself of anything I want. Every person I care about should know how I feel, even if I have to scream it over and over. I should never cover myself up. Sometimes being desperate is the best thing you can do for yourself. But I should also value people to the same high regards that I value myself. I’m ready to greet life again with a heavy, but loving heart.