“We all do things we desperately wish we could undo. Those regrets just become part of who we are, along with everything else. To spend time trying to change that, well, it’s like chasing clouds.”—Libba Bray (via thresca)
“We all want to grow up. We’re desperate to get there. Grab all the opportunities we can to live. We’re so busy trying to get out of that mess, we don’t think about the fact that it’s going to be cold out there. Really freaking cold. Because growing up sometimes means leaving people behind. And by the time we stand on our own two feet, we’re standing there alone.”—Meredith Grey (via fuckyeahgreysanatomy)
It's like you spat on me, like your ripped out my heart and threw it on the floor. Like you stomped on it, crushed the hope out of it, and left nothing for me. Not only did you crush and destroy me, you spat on my heart. You took the liberty of making sure nothing in me would smile or laugh or be alive again. You took my heart and gave me spite and left me there to die. But one day, the pieces of my heart that had been torn on the floor, will come back together and form a newer, stronger heart. One that you won't ever deserve to touch again.
“And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about.”—John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via technicoloring)
“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that’s holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet ,because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then they leave.”— Eat, Pray, Love (via yourfavoritetwins)
“A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood. The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others.”—Leo Rosten (via nathanielstuart)