"It seemed like you could know me. Like you could understand anything I told you. And the more we spoke, I knew why. The same things excited us. The same things concerned us."
— Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why (via sadillite)
"25. Enjoy having too much. Too much Jack Daniels. Too much love. Too much dancing. Too much work. Too much procrastination. Too much time. Too much responsibility. Too much insecurity. Too much coffee. Too much doubt. Too much of not enough. Realize that overindulgence is the key to neutrality. Realize that a painful destruction is essential to the construction of something wonderfully beautiful. So take one shot too many. Stay out until six thirty, when you have to be at work at nine. Tell them that you love them, even when you know it is too much."
— Danielle Campoamor, “30 Life Lessons for 20-Somethings With Too Many Feelings.” (via itsinthestars)
"She, or he, is going to be strange to you, inevitably and necessarily. We are all distinctive nodes within this vast network of forces, desires, bodies, and needs all distributing the world, thinking, believing, making sense in extraordinary ways. In other words, we are all freaks. And accepting another freak, utterly and thoroughly, runs against so much of our training."
— Daniel Coffeen - “Why It Doesn’t Really Matter Who You Love” (via ihopeitsnotasamsquanch)
"Let entire days go by without realizing where they went. Lose them in books, in napping in the middle of a lawn, in conversations on a terrace with a few people who only get more interesting after a few margaritas… Allow the general hum of blissful laziness to overtake you, and don’t worry about who is going to tell you that you’re wasting valuable time. Watch the sun travel entirely across the sky from a spot you won’t leave, let someone else bring you the drinks and snacks, and hold hands only when you feel like it."
— Chelsea Fagan (via: http://thoughtcatalog.com/2013/how-to-win-this-summer/)
"Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles."
— Charles Chaplin (via larmoyante)
"Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all."
— David Lynch (via larmoyante)
"We are not allowed this. We are allowed to be deeply into basketball, or Buddhism, or Star Trek, or jazz, but we are not allowed to be deeply sad. Grief is a thing that we are encouraged to “let go of,” to “move on from,” and we are told specifically how this should be done. Countless well-intentioned friends, distant family members, hospital workers, and strangers I met at parties recited the famous five stages of grief to me: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. I was alarmed by how many people knew them, how deeply this single definition of the grieving process had permeated our cultural consciousness. Not only was I supposed to feel these five things, I was meant to feel them in that order and for a prescribed amount of time."
— Cheryl Strayed (via violentwavesofemotion)
(Source: poemsbydes, via violentwavesofemotion)
"Having a low opinion of yourself is not modesty. It’s self-destruction."
— Bobby Sommer (via always-halcyon)
(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via always-halcyon)
"Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind, I tell you. In fact, others seem to be bothering you, but it is not others, it is your own mind."
— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (via astraeia)
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