I knew he didn’t love me, but I adored him anyway.
— Patti Smith (via wordsthat-speak)
Here’s what I think, Mr. Wind-Up Bird,” said May Kasahara. ‘Everybody’s born with some different thing at the core of their existence. And that thing, whatever it is, becomes like a heat source that runs each person from the inside. I have one too, of course. Like everybody else. But sometimes it gets out of hand. It swells or shrinks inside me, and it shakes me up. What I’d really like to do is find a way to communicate that feeling to another person. But I can’t seem to do it. They just don’t get it. Of course, the problem could be that I’m not explaining it very well, but I think it’s because they’re not listening very well. They pretend to be listening, but they’re not, really. So I get worked up sometimes, and I do some crazy things.’
— Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (via seattledarling)
I never want to love someone like that, so much that there would be no room left for myself, so much that I wouldn’t be able to survive if he left me.
— Jean Kwok, Girl in Translation (via simply-quotes)
Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than silence
— Arabic Proverb (via psych-facts)
Your name still breaks my heart.
— (via irgendwie-nie)
So this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.
— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Do it or don’t do it — you will regret both.
— (via bliss-and-dreams)