She was bored. She loved, had capacity to love, for love, to give and accept love. Only she tried twice and failed twice to find somebody not just strong enough to deserve it, earn it, match it, but even brave enough to accept it.

William Faulkner, The Town: A Novel of the Snopes Family

1 year ago with 8 notes
By all means break the rules, and break them beautifully, deliberately and well.

Robert Bringhurst

1 year ago with 11 notes
The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.

Alan Watts

1 year ago with 122 notes
I was struck how life was out there going through regular courses, and I was suspended, waiting, caught in a terrible crevice between living my life and not living it.

Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

1 year ago with 20 notes
Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment.

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

1 year ago with 23 notes
I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know that there’s nothing but light when I see you.

Shinji Moon

1 year ago with 180 notes
I’m lonely. And I’m lonely in some horribly deep way and for a flash of an instant, I can see just how lonely, and how deep this feeling runs. And it scares the shit out of me to be this lonely because it seems catastrophic.

Augusten Burroughs, Dry

1 year ago with 19 notes
I love you, in my mind where my thoughts reside, in my heart where my emotions live, and in my soul where my dreams are born.

Dee Henderson, The Healer

1 year ago with 42 notes
I have this strange feeling that I’m not myself anymore. It’s hard to put into words, but I guess it’s like I was fast asleep, and someone came, disassembled me, and hurriedly put me back together again. That sort of feeling.

Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

1 year ago with 32 notes
If you stare at the center of the universe, there is a coldness there. A blankness. Ultimately, the universe doesn’t care about us. Time doesn’t care about us. That’s why we have to care about each other.

David Levithan

1 year ago with 6 notes