"It was his subconscious which told him this—-that infuriating part of a person’s brain which never responds to interrogation, merely gives little meaningful nudges and then sits humming quietly to itself, saying nothing."
— ― Douglas Adams (via psych-quotes)
"Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard."
— Anne Sexton (via quotes-shape-us)
"Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”"
— C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain (via quotes-shape-us)
"We see the world, not as it is, but as we are — or, as we are conditioned to see it. When we open our mouths to describe what we see, we in effect describe ourselves, our perceptions, our paradigms."
— ― Stephen R. Covey (via psych-quotes)
"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you."
— Lewis B. Smedes (via shebreathesmusic)
""I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt." - Maya Angelou"
— (via the-random-quotes)
"I’m not frightened. I’m not frightened of anything. The more I suffer, the more I love. Danger will only increase my love. It will sharpen it, it will give it spice. I will be the only angel you need. You will leave life even more beautiful than you entered it. Heaven will take you back and look at you and say: Only one thing can make a soul complete, and that thing is love."
— The Reader (2008) dir. by Stephen Daldry (via violentwavesofemotion)
"Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words."
— Rumi (via observando)
"That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it’s reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking."
— Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever (via observando)
"There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me."
— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via larmoyante)
"Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know."
— Pema Chödrön, Comfortable With Uncertainty (via maudnewton)
"Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be."
— Eric Thomas (via rainysundaysandcoffee)
(Source: natural-lifters, via monchuinne)
"Scars are not injuries, Tanner Sack. A scar is a healing. After injury, a scar is what makes you whole."
— ― China Miéville (via psych-quotes)
"If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy. Even if you wind up being left out."
— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (via quotes-shape-us)
"It’s okay to miss the people who were bullets to you."
— poems from my uncles grave (via c-oquetry)
(Source: howl-in-rockland, via cavum)