Here is the simple truth about people: Love the ones you want to keep.
—Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You (via larmoyante)
i am twentyseven. my love of learning will never be fully quenched. i am a sponge. at times i may be a walking contradiction. everyone i've cross paths with has shaped me.
If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy,
don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty
of lives and whole towns destroyed or about
to be. We are not wise, and not very often
kind. And much can never be redeemed.
Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this
is its way of fighting back, that sometimes
something happens better than all the riches
or power in the world. It could be anything,
but very likely you notice it in the instant
when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the
case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid
of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb.
I’m only human.
Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance.
—Anna Quindlen, Every Last One (via faithlefou)
Do you know what your problem is? You can’t live with the idea that someone might leave.
—― John Green (via psych-quotes)
It is so hard to open your world to let someone in knowing there is always the risk that they may leave. But it is a risk you have to try and take because in the end it could be worth it.