The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.
— Ernest Hemingway
I’m proud of the scars in my soul. They remind me that I have an intense life.
— Paulo Coelho
The lonliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.
The Great Gatsby (via sugarplumstories)
She imagines him imagining her. This is her salvation.
Margaret Atwood - The Blind Assassin (via cockkkkkkkk)
I’m not afraid to fall in love, I’m just afraid of hitting the ground when its over.

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I’m still trying to get up

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I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

— Pablo Neruda, Sonnet XVII
In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.
— Buddha
The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.
— Gloria Steinem 
Don’t pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
— Bruce Lee
Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me.
— Al Capone