"My head, something happened to its insides. It was as if a storm at sea happened, but only for a moment, and only on the inside of my head. My ribcage, something definitely happened there. It was as if it unknotted itself from itself, giving way, and the ship that I was opened wide inside me and in came the ocean.
He was the most beautiful boy I had ever seen in my life.
But he really looked like a girl.
She was the most beautiful boy I had ever seen in my life."
— Girl Meets Boy, Ali Smith (via mafiere)
"I am a collection of dismantled almosts."
— Anne Sexton, from “A Self-Portrait In Letters” (via violentwavesofemotion)
"It’s bullshit to think of friendship and romance as being different. They’re not. They’re just variations of the same love. Variations of the same desire to be close."
— Rachel Cohn, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List (via fuckyeah-literature)
"Do you have doubts about life? Are you unsure if it is worth the trouble? Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person’s face as you pass on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. They are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing. Stand up and face the east. Now praise the sky and praise the light within each person under the sky. It’s okay to be unsure. But praise, praise, praise."
— Miranda July, The Shared Patio
"A poem begins with a lump in the throat."
— Robert Frost (via scabpicker)
(Source: words-in-lines, via youarefearless)
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
— Theodore Roosevelt (via wendesgray)
(Source: daringtofocus, via imsobloodyblondesometimes)
"Time moves in its special way in the middle of the night."
— Haruki Murakami, After Dark (via significantquotes)
"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day."
— A. A. Milne (via pavorst)
"Sarah Boyle is a vivacious and witty young wife and mother, educated at a fine Eastern college, proud of her growing family, which keeps her happy and busy around the house, involved in many hobbies and community activities, and only occasionally given to obsessions concerning Time/Entropy/Chaos and Death."
— Pamela Zoline, The Heat Death of the Universe (via loaded-in-owls)
"[…] and I passionately want to caress the sky without letting anyone know except you."
— Anne Sexton, A Self-Portrait In Letters (via violentwavesofemotion)
"I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
— Maya Angelou (via creatingaquietmind)
(Source: kari-shma, via z-tagada)