You don’t actually get over things… you incorporate them. They become part of everything you are. I don’t mean that you walk about crying all the time. But you change.
Mark Matousek, When You’re Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living (via mrsfscottfitzgerald)
But who can say what’s best? That’s why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives.
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via naomilku)
You can love someone so much…But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.
You learn more about a person at the end of a relationship than at the beginning.
we lose ourselves to become
the ideal person for “the one” —
or rather, the one we believe
is “the one” because we can’t
accept the fact that who we are
is already the ideal person
for someone else,
including all the flaws and faults
that lie within us.
we lose ourselves to be loved
by somebody, or maybe even people,
who don’t deserve to love us
in the first place.
The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn’t know about yourself.
do you ever write a message but halfway through you think “you know what fuck it they dont even care” and delete it
I love you, but I’m mad at you is one of the most freeing, important things you can say in a stable relationship. Does that make sense? To know that you have the ability and the right to be mad at someone and know that it doesn’t mean things are over, that it doesn’t mean things are irreparable. That it just means I’m mad, but God, I love you. I love you. Now leave me alone.
I’ve already said too much. I’ve already shared too much, and now I want all my secrets back. I hate getting too close to people. I regret having shared so much, for having cared so much, for allowing myself to feel so much.
I am jealous of those who think more deeply, who write better, who draw better, who look better, who live better, who love better than I.
Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.
Never discredit your gut instinct. You’re not being paranoid. Your body can pick up vibrations, some better than others, and if something deep inside you says something’s not right about a person or situation, trust it and keep it pushing.