82 Quotes collected from Tumblr in 2013: part deux

  1. “Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind, I tell you. In fact, others seem to be bothering you, but it is not others, it is your own mind.” — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  2. “One day you will kiss a man you can’t breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence.”  ― Karen Marie Moning, Bloodfever
  3. “You should grieve if a fictional character is killed. You should care.” — George R.R. Martin
  4. “Perhaps they were right putting love into books. Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.” — William Faulkner
  5. 2013 was my character development year which means 2014 is strictly action and story progression and i don’t know about you but i’m excited
  6. “Do you fall in love often?’ Yes often. With a view, with a book, with a dog, a cat, with numbers, with friends, with complete strangers, with nothing at all.” — Jeanette Winterson, Gut Symmetries
  7. I destroy myself so you can’t. — Six Word Story #1
  8. “Two souls are sometimes created together and in love before they’re born.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned
  9. A true relationship is two imperfect people refusing to give up on each other.
  10. “I wish I knew how to love someone without killing myself. How to mend hearts without breaking my own. How to kiss and not create bruises.” — Michelle K., Things I Wish I Knew How To Do
  11. A serious girl, when she finds someone who calms her spirit and quiets her busy thoughts, will love you so fiercely, it will defy even her own logic and reasoning.
  12. “People will judge you no matter what you do, so you might as well do what you want.”
  13. “Some  people are worth melting for.” – Frozen
  14. Love will thaw a frozen heart.
  15. “Don’t say “I can’t”. Be honest with yourself – admit you really mean “I don’t want to” or “I’m lazy”. If you put in the maximum, you can achieve anything.” — Natalia Osipova
  16. “If you love someone, you tell them. Even if you’re scared that it’s not the right thing. Even if you’re scared that it’ll cause problems. Even if you’re scared that it will burn your life to the ground, you say it, and you say it loud and then you go from there.” — Jackson, Grey’s anatomy
  17. “My hands nearly got
    frostbite after touching your
    snowstorm of a heart.” — Y.Z, A haiku, What winter made you this cold?
  18. “You know those girls everyone loves to shit all over? The ones who really fucking love something? Those girls, man. They take all that energy, all that circulating fire in their veins, and instead of letting it destroy them, they choose to love, ferociously. Be it a band, or a book, or a series of films. They do it to keep themselves sane, and yet we mock them for it. Teenage girls find a buoy for themselves in the sea of emotional ruin, and they hold on tighter than anyone else.” — Segment of “Why I Fucking Love Teenage Girls (A Personal Essay from an Almost Adult)
  19. “You’re beautiful, but you’re empty. No one could die for you.” — Antoine de Saint Exupéry,The Little Prince
  20. “I don’t want to settle. I want mindfucking love. I want to spend all night thinking about kissing you, and when I finally get the balls to, I want to go deaf to everything but that moment. I refuse to settle for anything less.”
  21. “So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide”— Meredith Grey, Grey’s anatomy 
  22. “Did I make it that easy to walk right in and out of my life?” — Almost Lover, A Fine Frenzy
  23. If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot. Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth.
  24. “In some ways you become who you really are. And if you work hard enough, someone you wish to be.” — Jared leto
  25. “Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand.” — Sylvia Plath
  26. “The truth is, I pretend to be a cynic, but I am really a dreamer who is terrified of wanting something she may never get.” — Joanna Hoffman
  27. cockiness is so attractive to me in a way and it’s so irritating. like it’s annoying. and it annoys me. but the kind of expression and body language that comes with it. the self-satisfied attitude. the smug comments. the eye rolling. the smirking. “come and get me” hand gestures during a fight. eyebrow raising with an air of superiority. it’s just like. fuck you. i’m annoyed right now. i am so annoyed right now. but oh my fuck i am also so very, very attracted right now.
  28. If I have to ask for your attention, then I don’t even want it.
  29. “And for S…and the wings of inspiration are poignant and warm. they held me close to your embrace while loneliness fled. In you, i saw new colours while we danced amongst metaphors and swirled to the rhythm of smiling hearts.I think that was the day we met. Somehow. ” — Tom in an sms to me in jan 2012
  30. If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die.
  31. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite” — Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
  32. “I love you— I do— but I am afraid of making that love too important. Because you’re always going to leave me. We can’t deny it. You’re always going to leave.” — David Levithan, Every Day
  33. “My brain hums with scraps of poetry and madness.” — Virginia Woolf, Selected Letters
  34. Find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times.
  35. “And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.” — The Chaos of Stars
  36. “I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations. If we don’t vibrate on the same frequency there’s just no reason for us to waste our time. I’d rather have no one and wait for substance than to not feel someone and fake the funk.” — Joquesse Eugenia
  37. I wish people could just say how they feel like ‘Hey I really don’t like when you do that to me’ or ‘Hey I’m in love with you’ or ‘Hi I really miss you and I think about you all the time’ without sounding desperate. Why can’t everyone be painfully honest and just save people the trouble.
  38. Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute – even when the waters get deep, and dark.
  39. If you consider a woman less pure after you’ve touched her, maybe you should take a look at your hands.
  40. “Sometimes, I sit alone under the stars
    and think of the galaxies inside my
    heart, and truly wonder if anyone will
    ever want to make sense of all that
    I am.” — Christopher Poindexter
  41. “Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.” — Frida Kahlo
  42. “As an atheist, I see nothing “wrong” in believing in a God. I don’t think there is a God, but belief in him does no harm. If it helps you in any way, then that’s fine with me. It’s when belief starts infringing on other people’s rights when it worries me. I would never deny your right to believe in a God. I would just rather you didn’t kill people who believe in a different God, say. Or stone someone to death because your rulebook says their sexuality is immoral. It’s strange that anyone who believes that an all-powerful all-knowing, omniscient power responsible for everything that happens, would also want to judge and punish people for what they are.” — Ricky Gervaism, Why I’m an Atheist
  43. “Maybe not now, but maybe later we’ll fall back in place together.” — Andrew Phan
  44. “I can’t think of anything but nights with you. I want them warm and silvery, when we can be together all our lives.” — Zelda Fitzgerald to Scott Fitzgerald, 1919
  45. “people say i love you all the time – when they say, ‘take an umbrella, it’s raining,’ or ‘hurry back,’ or even ‘watch out, you’ll break your neck.’ there are hundreds of ways of wording it – you just have to listen for it, my dear.” — John patrick, The curious savage
  46. “Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.” — The Little Prince
  47. “Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything. They make you feel so alive that you’d follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix.” — Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever
  48. “An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.” — Goi Nasu
  49. The point of fics set in alternate universes are to show that no matter what setting or circumstance, these two people will always find each other. I will find you. Every me loves every you.
  50. I always felt there were three steps in writing:”The first step, which is the anticipation of writing — wonderful, because there you are with an abstract idea, and you’re quite sure that you can do it, and it’s going to be quite wonderful, and you can visualize all the wonderful sales, the interviews, the reviews; you start to write your Nobel acceptance speech. And so that’s great, because there’s nothing real there, in the anticipation of writing.Number three is the other end of that, having finished — and that’s a wonderful feeling, because number two is an agony all the way.” — 50 years after writing The Phantom Tollbooth
  51. “I look for you in everyone.” — Six Word Story #16
  52. My mom told me to “find a man who respects you like a sea captain respects the sea.” A man who looks at you with awe and reverence but knows you are a force of nature. I like that.
  53. “We met right here. I took this man’s hand and we ran down that hallway. And for those that know me, I’m not in the habit of taking people’s hands I’ve never met before — but I think that my soul knew something that my mind and body didn’t know yet. It knew that our hands were meant to hold each others, fearlessly and forever, which is why it’s never really felt like I’ve been getting to know you. It’s always felt like I was remembering you from something. As if every lifetime you and I have lived, we’ve chosen to come back and find each other and fall in love all over again, over and over for all eternity. And I just feel so lucky that I found you so soon in this lifetime because all I want to do, all I’ve ever wanted to do, is spend my life loving you. So Kurt Hummel, my amazing friend, my one true love, will you marry me?” —Blaine to kurt in Glee 
  54. “It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” — Hugh Laurie
  55. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again. This time more intelligently.” — Henry Ford
  56. “Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult.” —  Charlotte Whitton
  57. “I think it’s intoxicating when somebody is so unapologetically who they are.” — Don Cheadle
  58. “It seems to me that the years between eighteen and twenty-eight are the hardest, psychologically. It’s then you realize this is make or break, you no longer have the excuse of youth, and it is time to become an adult – but you are not ready.” — Helen Mirren
  59. “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
  60. “For you, a thousand times over.” — Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner 
  61. “The sexualization of women is only appealing if it’s non consensual. Otherwise it’s sluttiness.”— Lindy West, “Female ‘Purity’ Is Bullshit”
  62. “One of my philosophy professors lectured wildly about love once, yelling: “When you’re in love with someone, that person is the lighthouse of your universe.” (I scrawled it inside Science and Poetry in pencil—lighthouse of your universe—as if I would ever forget that phrase.) He was a delightful caricature of his position. I could swear he literally tore his hair out while howling at us. He went on, “Nothing means as much without that person.” One of the men in the class repeated, incredulous, half-laughing, “So you’re saying you can’t enjoy, like, a vacation, without someone if you’re really in love with them?” “Of course not.” the professor replied. “Not completely. You recognize beauty, but beauty means less if they don’t witness it with you. Beauty is less. You see something sublime and your first thought is that they should be there with you. It’s not as good without them. They illuminate. They make everything more.”
  63. “Maybe he is just a man,but he means the universe to you.”
  64. “Scientists divide my body
    into systems,
    but when you are in my presence,
    it all becomes nervous.”
  65. When my absence doesn’t alter your life, then my presence has no meaning in it.
  66. Oh shut up. Every time it rains, it stops raining. Every time you hurt, you heal. After darkness, there is always light and you get reminded of this every morning but still you choose to believe that the night will last forever. Nothing lasts forever. Not the good or the bad. So you might as well smile while you’re here.
  67. I fell in love with you a little too late and fell out of love too early.
  68. Maybe if your dick was thicker than your goddamn eyebrows we wouldn’t be having this conversation
  69. I fucking hate it when you’re in such a fantastically giddy mood and then you see one simple little thing that makes you think, “oh” and then you just get this empty feeling in your chest and you get nauseous and the world just crumbles and you want to just lay under a blanket and close your eyes and fall asleep and never wake up.
  70. “Eventually soulmates meet, for they have the same hiding place.”— Robert Brault
  71. “When you feel perpetually unmotivated, you start questioning your existence in an unhealthy way; everything becomes a pseudo intellectual question you have no interest in responding whatsoever. This whole process becomes your very skin and it does not merely affect you; it actually defines you. So, you see yourself as a shadowy figure unworthy of developing interest, unworthy of wondering about the world – profoundly unworthy in every sense and deeply absent in your very presence.” — Ingmar Bergman
  72. “With our tangled feet
    catching the morning sunlight,
    I fall back to sleep.”
  73. do not flood me with your light and think i can fall in love with you. i know better than to fall in love with the sun, for it will always set just as summer will always end and winter will always come. i know better than to fall for the petal of your beauty, for that will decompose; decay; die, and i will be left with only dust. i can only fall in love with the death of you. show me where the fault lines of your dark meet your light, where grey become the soot of your lashes; cast me in your three am darkness and let me learn the shadows of you, and i will fall in love with the way your light bleeds.
  74. “i thought of you, while in the shower
    and i thought of how nice it’d be
    to have your things among my things
    along the bathtub’s edge
    and i imagined myself running out of soap
    and using yours
    and wearing you to work, and the grocery store
    and i imagined that night, laying down beside you
    and smelling your neck
    and finding out where all my soap had gone.”
  75. “You’re in a car with a beautiful boy, and he won’t tell you that he loves you, but he loves you. And you feel like you’ve done something terrible, like robbed a liquor store, or swallowed pills, or shoveled yourself a grave in the dirt, and you’re tired. You’re in a car with a beautiful boy, and you’re trying not to tell him that you love him, and you’re trying to choke down the feeling, and you’re trembling, but he reaches over and he touches you, like a prayer for which no words exist, and you feel your heart taking root in your body, like you’ve discovered something you don’t even have a name for.” – Richard Siken, Crush
  76. Making love with you
    Is like drinking sea water.
    The more I drink
    The thirstier I become,
    Until nothing can slake my thirst
    But to drink the entire sea.” —Kenneth Rexroth, The Love Poems of Marichiko: VII
  77. “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope…I have loved none but you.” — Jane Austen, Persuasion
  78. “I will spend weeks — maybe months — before Christmas trying to think of something really special to get you. I will get extremely excited wrapping the gift, and learn to deeply hate myself, as, once again, I didn’t cut enough paper for one side and the corner looks like it got into a fight with a pair of scissors and has to be stitched up with Scotch tape so its innards don’t fall out all over the operating table. I’ll still get all pumped when I’m handing it to you, I’ll just tell you not to look at the left side.”
  79. “Your life is not an episode of Skins. Things will never look quite as good as they do in a faded, sun-drenched Polaroid; your days are not an editorial from Lula. Your life is not a Sofia Coppola movie, or a Chuck Palahniuk novel, or a Charles Bukowski poem. Grace Coddington isn’t your creative director. Bon Iver and Joy Division don’t play softly in the background at appropriate moments. Your hysterical teenage diary isn’t a work of art. Your room probably isn’t Selby material. Your life isn’t a Tumblr screencap. Every word that comes out of your mouth will not be beautiful and poignant, infinitely quotable. Your pain will not be pretty. Crying till you vomit is always shit. You cannot romanticize hurt. Or sadness. Or loneliness. You will have homework, and hangovers and bad hair days. The train being late won’t lead to any fateful encounters, it will make you late. Sometimes your work will suck. Sometimes you will suck. Far too often, everything will suck – and not in a Wes Anderson kind of way. And there is no divine consolation – only the knowledge that we will hopefully experience the full spectrum – and that sometimes, just sometimes, life will feel like a Coppola film.” — (Letters From Nowhere)
  80. “I really like you a lot. I realized it today. I know you don’t like me back. It’s okay if I just like you on my own. But… you seeing someone else, thinking about someone else, liking someone else… it’s strange… that’s not okay. Just thinking about that makes my heart lurch. It hurts, like it’s sinking. I think I might like you a lot.”
  81. “We’ll pack them and go
    and wherever you wander,
    know that I’ll follow.”
  82. “As women, we are taught to be tiny. To have small bodies, to never be imposing. The ideal of our gender are thin and childlike, hairless and dainty. We are defined by our bodies; defined by our control over them. We are taught to obsess over our physicality and to be repulsed by our desires and intelligences.
    We are taught to walk scared late at night. We cradle our keys between our perfectly manicured fingers, walking gracefully like a baby antelope in a herd of lions. That our virginity defines our character. That I am a frigid bitch if I do not fuck him, and a dirty slut if I do.” — Michelle K, The truth about growing up a woman

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