I’m really annoyed that being “awkward” is trendy now. Standing behind a cute guy in line at Starbucks when you aren’t even wearing lipgloss? Is not awkward. Crippling social anxiety is fucking awkward. I hate you.
I spent my life folded between the pages of books. In the absence of human...– Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me
Every widow wakes one morning, perhaps after years of pure and unwavering...– Jonathan Safran Foer (via danseurs)
You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your...– Erin (from A Dress A Day)
When I say, “I love you,” it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have...– Joss Whedon
The American Dream is dead.
shitmystudentswrite: The American Dream, just like George Washington, is dead. Unlike George Washington, however, no one ever bothered to bury the American Dream. Instead of giving the dream a proper burial, we’ve stood the old lady up like a scarecrow, perverted her with makeup and a boob job, and then sat her out by the statue of liberty to mock incoming immigrants. THIS IS BRILLIANT.
I will remember your small room, the feel of you, the light in the window, your...– Charles Bukowski
The difference between how you look and how you see yourself is enough to kill...– Chuck Palahniuk (Haunted)
Our pursuit of happiness does not always yield happiness. When we identify...– David Calhoun
In my mind I am eloquent; I can climb intricate scaffolds of words to reach the...– Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (via not-swallowedinthesea)
Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest...– Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
We must be our own before we can be another’s.– Ralph Waldo Emerson (via not-swallowedinthesea)
Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.– Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: The Story of a Last Request
I never dreamed of being Shakespeare or Goethe, and I never expected to hold the...– Evocations of Love, Peter Altenberg (via clavicola)
In your life you meet people. Some you never think about again. Some, you wonder...– C.S. Lewis
I just want all of you, but there’s a part of you that I can’t reach. Something far down inside of you and every time my fingers find the edges of it, you wriggle out of my grasp.
A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a homesickness or a lovesickness. It is...– Robert Frost
Every time someone makes it through the day with a smile on their face, they should get a prize.
Your eyes make me shy.– Anaïs Nin
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.– Walt Whitman
You’re going to lose touch with a lot of your friends. With some people, it will...– 25 Things I’ve Learned In My 20s By RYAN O’CONNELL
If we listened to our intellect we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a...– Ray Bradbury