God I loved that man. Love flooded every cell in my body and I felt physically ill at the thought of never seeing him again.
— Courtney Cole, Every Last Kiss (via simply-quotes)
I ignored your aura but it grabbed me by the hand, like the moon pulled the tide, and the tide pulled the sand.
— Talib Kweli (via mer-se)
I’m always soft for you, that’s the problem. You could come knocking on my door five years from now and I would open my arms wider and say ‘come here, it’s been too long, it felt like home with you.’
— Azra.T “My Heart is Full of Open Windows.” (via hefuckin)
Forgive. Forget. Fake it. Chin up. Wear lipstick, make lists, make sure your voicemail isn’t full. Mix protein shakes, send timely thank you notes, sip drinks more slowly, stare at adults’ eyebrows, smile without dimples, develop perfect posture. Be gracious, be kind, eliminate self-pity. Look in the mirror and shift your internal monologue from ‘How do I look?’ to ‘This is my face,’ from ‘What the hell am I doing?’ to ‘This is my life.’ Capitalize your emails, read the news, walk briskly, stay focused, and never, ever let on that you are somewhat lost and sometimes lonely and so completely confused (and would someone please just let me know what it is I’m supposed to do next, where exactly I’m supposed to go–). Just keep going. Go, and do not stop.
— Jennifer Schaffer, A Checklist For The Age 19 (via dearallofyouwhowrongedme)
The truth is that the more intimately you know someone, the more clearly you’ll see their flaws. That’s just the way it is. This is why marriages fail, why children are abandoned, why friendships don’t last. You might think you love someone until you see the way they act when they’re out of money or under pressure or hungry, for goodness’ sake. Love is something different. Love is choosing to serve someone and be with someone in spite of their filthy heart. Love is patient and kind, love is deliberate. Love is hard. Love is pain and sacrifice, it’s seeing the darkness in another person and defying the impulse to jump ship.
— The Great Kamryn (via justgoodvibes)
Keep your relationship private without keeping your partner a secret. There’s a difference between privacy and secrecy.
— Unknown (via barbieandken)