“Sometimes you don’t even know anything’s changed. You think you’re still you and your life is still your life, but you wake up one day and look around, and you don’t recognize anything not anything at all.”—Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy (via thoughtsdetained)
It just came out. I meant to say something, but I should’ve thought a little more before I said all those things to you. Maybe to lead you a bit, to make you say words that will make me feel better. Instead, you said words that made me feel worse.
“I know I’ve broken your heart too many times than anyone deserves. We will just be friends, but you still try to make me happy even though it hurts to see that I don’t feel the same way. Well, even through those, ‘Let’s just be friends’ phases, and you don’t know, but deep down, I do love you … that’s love.”—Anonymous (via thatslove)
“I am too afraid to unveil what I might want the most because that’ll mean there’s no going back. I am too afraid to make a choice because that means I have come to a decision, too afraid that even at the height of other options opening I know I can’t stand the thought of a thousand doors closing. I am too afraid to push you because I don’t want you to shove back. I am too afraid to take you because I won’t uncover my eyes enough to see if I want the whole thing. I am too afraid to take any risk outside of the small ones I have always made because I am terrified I’ll lose it all. I’m afraid to lose the handful I have slowly gathered, afraid that the few stones I have collected are soon to scatter, afraid that if I bury what I’ve got it won’t grow and I’ll be stuck with old seeds. I am too afraid to fucking do something because I’ve never done it before. I am too afraid to show you what I am because all I know is how to hide.”—(via theflightout)
“All I know is, no matter how much people hurt you, no matter how much you wanna give up, and no matter how often the sun does not shine, you just need to keep going. Because for all the hurt that one person gives you, there are 10 others who care. For all the things that make you wanna give up, there are so many things out there that are worth living for. And for all the days that seem cloudy and dark, just know that the sun is there, just waiting on its chance to shine.”—(via theflightout)
“Sometimes things don’t always work out as planned. Most times, actually. They don’t work out, and then we get upset or angry or depressed. That’s usually how it goes, but I’ve learned that life just does that to us sometimes. Life lets us down, so when it brings us up, we appreciate what we’ve missed on the way down. We appreciate the ride, we appreciate the feeling, we appreciate just being alive. Life does that; it brings us down, it dissapoints us, but never forgets to bring us back up. And maybe when it takes a little longer, its because it’s waiting on us to do our part.”—(via theflightout)
“People frequently comment on the emptiness in one night stands, but emptiness here has always been just another word for darkness. Blind encounters writing sonnets no one can ever read. Desire and pain communicated in the vague language of sex. None of which made sense to me until much later when I realized everything I thought I’d retained of my encounters added up to so very little, hardly enduring, just shadows of love outlining nothing at all.”—House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski (via thechocolatebrigade)
“I remember awakening one morning and finding everything smeared with the color of forgotten love.”—What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire by Charles Bukowski (via thechocolatebrigade)