“I don’t mean to run, but every time you come around I feel more alive than ever. And I guess it’s too much. Maybe we’re too young and I don’t even know what’s real. But I know I’ve never wanted anything so bad, I’ve never wanted anyone so bad.”—Adore - Paramore
“Yes, I was infatuated with you: I am still. No one has ever heightened such a keen capacity of physical sensation in me. I cut you out because I couldn’t stand being a passing fancy. Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren’t having any of those.”—Sylvia Plath (The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath)
“'Cause we all want a happy ending but we're tired of children's books. We're tired of feeling useless, and we're tired of dirty looks. I swear we used to feel things or at least we cried real tears. We used to say we're sorry, but we haven't now for years.”—If It Was Up To Me - Stabilo
On this day, you read something that moved you and made you realise there were no more fears to fear. No tears to cry. No head to hang in shame. That every time you thought you’d offended someone, it was all just in your head and really, they love you with all their heart and nothing will ever change that. That everyone and everything lives on inside you. That that doesn’t make any of it any less real.
That soft touches will change you and stay with you longer than hard ones.
That being alone means you’re free. That old lovers miss you and new lovers want you and the one you’re with is the one you’re meant to be with. That the tingles running down your arms are angel feathers and they whisper in your ear, constantly, if you choose to hear them. That everything you want to happen, will happen, if you decide you want it enough. That every time you think a sad thought, you can think a happy one instead.
That you control that completely.
That the people who make you laugh are more beautiful than beautiful people. That you laugh more than you cry. That crying is good for you. That the people you hate wish you would stop and you do too.
That your friends are reflections of the best parts of you. That you are more than the sum total of the things you know and how you react to them. That dancing is sometimes more important than listening to the music.
That the most embarrassing, awkward moments of your life are only remembered by you and no one else. That no one judges you when you walk into a room and all they really want to know, is if you’re judging them. That what you make and what you do with your time is more important than you’ll ever fathom and should be treated as such. That the difference between a job and art is passion. That neither defines who you are. That talking to strangers is how you make friends.
That bad days end but a smile can go around the world. That life contradicts itself, constantly. That that’s why it’s worth living.
That the difference between pain and love is time. That love is only as real as you want it to be. That if you feel good, you look good but it doesn’t always work the other way around.
That the sun will rise each day and it’s up to you each day if you match it. That nothing matters up until this point. That what you decide now, in this moment, will change the future. Forever. That rain is beautiful.
i couldn’t find an ask or anything on your tumblr, but i need you to know, i LOVE your blog. you have such great taste in, well, everything.
Holy crap. Thank you!
I never really thought to turn on my ask, (I suppose because in real life I’m a person who enjoys my privacy) but you really made my day. I’m glad you enjoy it! And likewise, of course. I’ve added many books to my reading list that I’ve read quotes of from yours. And you’ve got good taste in men ;)
Send me an email if you’d like. Always down for a new email buddy or pen pal :)
“When I am lonely for boys it’s their bodies I miss. I study their hands lifting the cigarettes… the slope of a shoulder, the angle of a hip. Looking at them sideways, I examine them in different lights. My love for them is visual; that is the part of them I would like to possess. Don’t move, I think. Stay like that. Let me have that. What power they have over me is held through the eyes…”—Margaret Atwood (Cat’s Eye)
“Women have curious ways of hurting someone else. They hurt themselves instead; or else they do it so the guy doesn’t even know he’s been hurt until much later. Then he finds out. Then his dick falls off.”—Margaret Atwood (Der blinde Mörder / The Blind Assassin)
“Lay me down and say something pretty. Lay me back down where I wanted to stay. Just say something perfect, something I can steal. Say, look at me. Baby, we’ll be fine. All we’ve gotta do is be brave and be kind.”—Baby, We’ll Be Fine - The National
“Smashed up what I believed in. Smashed up what’s left of me. Smashed up my everything. Smashed up all that was true. Gonna smash myself to pieces. I don’t know what else to do.”—Gave Up - Nine Inch Nails
“Well, those are the ones you have to watch out for the most. Responsible types. […] Responsible people are always so concerned with being good all the time, that when they finally get a taste of being bad, they can’t get enough.”—Anya - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
“I feel a little shaky, I can’t control my nerves. I know you think I’m fakin’, but can’t you feel the curves? I swear to you I feel it, it scares me half to death. It gathers in my throat and it gathers up my breath.”—Anxiety (Get Nervous) - Pat Benatar