“You should tell them the truth. Tell them that if they hold on too tightly, love might cut them. Tell them to hold on tightly anyway. Tell them everything is worth it and that the richness of life is only ever enhanced by its inevitable, brief flashes of sadness and loss.” —i wrote this for you (via unlonely) (via heisjealousforme) (via midnightlunacy)
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” —Eleanor Roosevelt (via quote-book)
“I know what it’s like to wanna erase your past, but you can’t pack away your past in boxes. It’s always gonna be a part of who you are. You need to know that, eventually, this isn’t gonna hurt so much. And the good times, they’re just gonna get easier to remember. And you’re gonna end up being a stronger person because of all the stuff that you’ve been through.” —Cougar Town (via saltwaterroom)
“Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.” —~ Jonathan Safran Foer - extremely loud & incredibly close (via gatekeeper)
“When I see you, the world stops. It stops and all that exists from me is you and my eyes staring at you. There’s nothing else. No noise, no other people, no thoughts or worries, no yesterdays, no tomorrow. The world just stops, and it is a beautiful place, and there is only you.” —James Frey (via fuq) (via ache)
Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
— H. Jackson Browne
Sometimes we can fall in love with someone for all the wrong reasons, and still love them even after all the heartache because most of the time, we can't pick who we love. And even though we know we shouldn't love them, we do and always will, because there are just some people in our lives who will get to us for reasons we can't explain, even when they shouldn't.