Quote 18 Sep 1,591 notes
People get from books the idea that if you have married the right person you may expect to go on ‘being in love’ for ever. As a result, when they find they are not, they think this proves they have made a mistake and are entitled to a change — not realising that, when they have changed, the glamour will presently go out of the new love just as it went out of the old one. In this department of life, as in every other, thrills come at the beginning and do not last. The sort of thrill a boy has at the first idea of flying will not go on when he has joined the R.A.F. and is really learning to fly. The thrill you feel on first seeing some delightful place dies away when you really go to live there. Does this mean it would be better not to learn to fly and not to live in the beautiful place? By no means. In both cases, if you go through with it, the dying away of the first thrill will be compensated for by a quieter and more lasting kind of interest. What is more (and I can hardly find words to tell you how important I think this), it is just the people who are ready to submit to the loss of the thrill and settle down to the sober interest, who are then most likely to meet new thrills in some quite different direction. The man who has learned to fly and become a good pilot will suddenly discover music; the man who has settled down to live in the beauty spot will discover gardening.

This is, I think, one little part of what Christ meant by saying that a thing will not really live unless it first dies. It is simply no good trying to keep any thrill: that is the very worst thing you can do. Let the thrill go — let it die away — go on through that period of death into the quieter interest and happiness that follow — and you will find you are living in a world of new thrills all the time.
— C.S. Lewis (via jspark3000)
Text 15 Sep 17 notes


One must never forget the importance of late night car talks with old friends.

Quote 15 Sep 991 notes

Sometimes we just need to know that someone is going to be there at the end of it all, not with a word of encouragement, or that “it’s all going to be alright.” Really, we just need someone who shows what love is, and continues showing that love.

Because it hurts, and sometimes silence is the best thing to be said in the pain; Silence accompanied with an unspoken promise that you’ll be there when the storm has passed.

— T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)
Quote 15 Sep 4,513 notes
what sense does it make to leave what you love and risk the possibility of it never coming back to you?
— overlyxclusive (via kushandwizdom)

More good vibes here

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Quote 5 Sep 79,491 notes
What’s the worst thing I’ve stolen? Probably little pieces of other people’s lives. Where I’ve either wasted their time or hurt them in some way. That’s the worst thing you can steal, the time of other people. You just can’t get that back.
— Chester Bennington (via yesdarlingido)

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Quote 5 Sep 410 notes
Step one: identify what seem to be, right now, the most meaningful ways to spend your life. Step two: schedule time for those things. There is no step three. Everything else just has to fit around them – or not. Approach life like this and a lot of unimportant things won’t get done, but, crucially, a lot of important things won’t get done either. Certain friendships will be neglected; certain amazing experiences won’t be had; you won’t eat or exercise as well as you theoretically could. In an era of extreme busyness, the only conceivable way to live a meaningful life is to not do thousands of meaningful things.
Quote 4 Sep 6,357 notes
It’s about moments in life that are great but don’t last. They don’t go on, but you always have the memory and they have an effect on you. That’s what I was thinking about.
— Sofia Coppola on Lost In Translation (via yesdarlingido)

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Quote 4 Sep 113,636 notes
Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.
— G.D Anderson (via yesdarlingido)

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Quote 4 Sep 467 notes
Brokenness can only be concealed for so long until it begins to leak. Life together is messy because being close to someone means you will eventually start spilling your mistakes into each other’s life. But it’s healthy to let the people who love you in. So let them in. Don’t hide yourself in fear of those spills. Having your imperfections discovered is the beginning of genuine intimacy—a kind of vulnerability that is equally beautiful and complicated.
— LB, To Taste & See (via yesdarlingido)
Quote 4 Sep 2,000 notes
She had authentic magnetism. The way she listened was more eloquent than speech.
— (via yesdarlingido)

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Text 3 Sep 26 notes


It’s so wonderful, watching love transform someone.

Quote 3 Sep 63,325 notes
I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can.
— Kristin Armstrong (via yesdarlingido)

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Quote 22 Aug 3,783 notes
Write because you want to communicate with yourself. Write because you want to communicate with someone else. Write because life is weird and tragic and amazing. Write because talking is difficult. Write because it polishes the heart. Write because you can. Write because you can’t. Write because there is a blackbird outside of my window right now and oh my god isn’t that the best start to the day? Write because you’re trying to figure yourself out. Write because you might not ever figure yourself out. Write because there still aren’t enough love poems in the world.
— Dalton Day, interviewed for Banango Street (via yesdarlingido)

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Text 22 Aug 17 notes Poem Unwritten


I am a poem unwritten
elusive and uncaptured
I enter the mind without warning
And unless you reciprocate what I offer
am gone just as quickly as I came

-Kalyn RoseAnne

Quote 22 Aug 400,943 notes
Sometimes you’re 23 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart. You’re just standing there thinking about going to work and picking up your dry cleaning. And also more exciting things like books you’re reading and trips you plan on taking and relationships that are springing into existence. Or fading from your memory, which is far less exciting. And suddenly you just don’t feel at home in your skin or in your house and you just want home but “Mom’s” probably wouldn’t feel like home anymore either. There used to be the comfort of a number in your phone and ears that listened everyday and arms that were never for anyone else. But just to calm you down when you started feeling trapped in a five-minute period where nostalgia is too much and thoughts of this person you are feel foreign. When you realize that you’ll never be this young again but this is the first time you’ve ever been this old. When you can’t remember how you got from sixteen to here and all the same feel like sixteen is just as much of a stranger to you now. The song is over. The coffee’s done. You’re going to breathe in and out. You’re going to be fine in about five minutes.

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