"Someone once told me that explaining is an admission of failure.
I’m sure you remember, I was on the phone with you, sweetheart."
Richard Siken // Little Beast (via tho1975
"Be somebody nobody thought you could be."
"You couldn’t relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile. You had to accept it as a whole—like the world, or the person you loved."
The Odds: A Love Story (Stewart O’Nan)
hickeys are beautiful because they are the only time a bruise results from love and affection rather than harm
"Don’t kiss me if you’re afraid of thunder. My life is a storm."
"I was 17 when I wrote that,” she reminds me. “That’s the age you are when you think someone can actually take your boyfriend. Then you grow up and realize no one takes someone from you if they don’t want to leave."
"People are prettiest when they talk about something they really love with passion in their eyes."
"In the end I want it to be you."
So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.
Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.
The Staying Philosophy (Everyday Isa)