"Nothing can wear you out like caring about people."
— S.E. Hinton, That Was Then, This Is Now (via whitebeyonce)
(Source: modernmethadone, via serenity-affliction)
"Love, being in love, isn’t a constant thing. It doesn’t always flow at the same strength. It’s not always like a river in flood. It’s more like the sea. It has tides, it ebbs and flows. The thing is, when love is real, whether it’s ebbing or flowing, it’s always there, it never goes away. And that’s the only proof you can have that it is real, and not just a crush or an infatuation or a passing fancy."
— Aidan Chambers, This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn (via larmoyante)
"Many people need desperately to receive this message: ‘I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.’"
— Kurt Vonnegut
"we have all hurt someone tremendously, whether by intent or accident. we have all loved someone tremendously, whether by intent or accident. it is an intrinsic human trait, and a deep responsibility, i think, to be an organ and a blade. but, learning to forgive ourselves and others because we have not chosen wisely is what makes us most human. we make horrible mistakes. it’s how we learn. we breathe love. it’s how we learn. and it is inevitable."
— nayyirah waheed (via happyneez)