These are the days that must happen to you.
—Walt Whitman “Song of the Open Road” (via tor-tor-toreador
Introverts don’t get lonely if they don’t socialize with a lot of people, but we do get lonely if we don’t have intimate interactions on a regular basis.
—Sophia Dembling, in The Introvert’s Way
in order tocontrol
—Margaret Atwood, from Selected Poems II: 1976 - 1986
Being brave doesn’t mean you aren’t scared. Being brave means you are scared, really scared, badly scared, and you do the right thing anyway.
— Neil Gaiman, Coraline
I hope you’re living a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald (via peachflavour
When you write a novel, you make other people see your imaginary friends.
One day I woke up
and we no longer spoke
the same language.
I haven’t heard from you since.
—Where did you go?,
Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything. They make you feel so alive that you’d follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix.
—Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever
I didn’t watch the whole documentary. After a few episodes it was too painful. I kept wanting to scream at Pam. It took me so long to do so many important things. It’s just hard to accept that I spent so many years being less happy than I could have been. Jim was five feet from my desk and it took me four years to get to him. It would be great if people saw this documentary and learned from my mistakes. Not that I’m a tragic person, I’m really happy now; but it would just make my heart soar if someone out there saw this and she said to herself ‘Be strong, trust yourself, love yourself, conquer your fears, just go after what you want and act fast because life just isn’t that long.’