Love, being in love, isn’t a constant thing. It doesn’t always flow at the same strength. It’s not always like a river in flood. It’s more like the sea. It has tides, it ebbs and flows. The thing is, when love is real, whether it’s ebbing or flowing, it’s always there, it never goes away. And that’s the only proof you can have that it is real, and not just a crush or an infatuation or a passing fancy.
Aidan Chambers, This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn (via helplesslyamazed)
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.
I’ve never felt alone
‘Till I met you
I’m all right on my own
And then I met you
And I’d know what to do if I just knew what’s coming
I would change myself if I could
I’d walk with my people if I could find them
And I’d say that I’m sorry to you
I’m sorry to you
And I don’t want to call you
But then I want to call you ‘cause I don’t want to crush you
But I feel like crushing you
And it’s true I took for granted you were with me
I breathe by your looks and you look right through me
And we were broke and didn’t know
Crying is right at hand in the smothering dark, closed inside someone else, when you see how everything you can ever accomplish will end up as trash.
YOU’LL DIE WHEN THEY’RE DONE WITH YOU.
It was curious to think that the sky was the same for everybody, in Eurasia or Eastasia as well as here. And the people under the sky were also very much the same—everywhere, all over the world, hundreds or thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another’s existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same—people who had never learned to think but were storing up in their hearts and bellies and muscles the power that would one day overturn the world.
There’s a loneliness that only exists in one’s mind. The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.
To let that which does not matter, truly slide.
Never look back – unless you’re planning on going that way.
Just for the record, the weather today is partly suspicious with chances of betrayal.
Yes, terrible things happen, but sometimes those terrible things-they save you.
What I really hate is me so I hate pretty much everybody.
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters. (via nanatsuya)
"I’m breaking my attachment to physical power and possessions, because only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit"