A collection of love & life.

“Perhaps the fact
that I chased a boy
who ripped me to shreds
says a lot more
about me
than it did about him.”
— Michelle K., Lessons Learned

Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime.

“If time and space, as sages say,
Are things which cannot be,
The sun which does not feel decay
No greater is than we.
So why, Love, should we ever pray
To live a century?
The butterfly that lives a day
Has lived eternity.”
― T.S. Eliot

“Some people fall in love
with the idea of things
and others fall in love
with the actual things.
Falling in love with an
idea is but an illusion.
That is how I know
she is the one.
I feel her in my
bones and not
just in my head.”
— Christopher Poindexter

“You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.”
— J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

❝Have you ever been in love?  It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up a whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life… You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness… Nothing should be able to do that. Especially not love. I hate love. ❞
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman #65

“There is a language older by far and deeper than words. It is the language of bodies, of body on body, wind on snow, rain on trees, wave on stone. It is the language of dream, gesture, symbol, memory. We have forgotten this language. We do not even remember that it exists.”
— Derrick Jensen, from A Language Older Than Words.

“Be with someone who you don’t have to hide from, in any way. Whether it’s your morning face before you’ve put your make up on, an embarrassing story to tell about something that happened on your way home, or an ambition you’ve had since you were six… make sure you end up with someone who knows all of it and still loves you. A person you can tell your whole life to is a person worth spending a life with.”

“I would like to give you the silver
branch, the small white flower, the one
word that will protect you
from the grief at the center
of your dream, from the grief
at the center.”
— “Variation on the Word Sleep”, Margaret Atwood.

“I wonder how biology can explain the physical pain you feel in your chest when all you want to do is be with someone.”
— Dan Howell

“Scare the world: Be exactly who you say you are and tell the truth.”
— The Shock of Honesty

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.”
— Hafiz

the best relationships , the ones that last are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. you know one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. like a switch has been flicked somewhere and the person who was just a friend is suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with

“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”
— Henry David Thoreau

‘I don’t want to lose you.’ His voice almost a whisper. Seeing his haggard expression, she took his hand and squeezed it, then reluctantly let it go. She could feel the tears again, and she fought them back. ‘But you don’t want to keep me, either, do you?’ To that, he had no response.”
— The Rescue (Nicholas Sparks)

“But I know one thing, with all my heart, that you are gonna have everything that you are dreaming of. You’re gonna get everything you’re reaching for, honey. You are. And I want you to keep reaching. You keep going. One of these days you’re gonna surprise yourself, you’ll see. I won’t be surprised, but you will be. I know it.”
— Friday Night Lights

“There are two ways of seeing: with the body and with the soul. The body’s sight can sometimes forget, but the soul remembers forever.”
— Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

“But you see, there is
a graveyard in my mouth
filled with words that
have died on my lips.”
— Emily Palermo, from Untitled

“Genuine feelings cannot be produced, nor can they be eradicated. We can only repress them, delude ourselves, and deceive our bodies.
The body sticks to the facts.”
― Alice Miller

“Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of it’s constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts.”
— Edgar Allan Poe

“When I say, ‘I love you,’ it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a person.”
— Joss Whedon

“I want all of us
and I am so exhausted
from all the waiting.”
— Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson

“Name ten things you wanna do before you die and then go do them. Name ten places you really wanna be before you die and then go to them. Name ten books you wanna read before you die and then go read them. Name ten songs you wanna hear again before you die, get all of your friends together and scream them, because right now all you have is time but someday that time will run out. That’s the only thing you can be absolutely certain about. Think of all the things that are wrong with your life and then fix them, think of all the things that you love about your life be thankful you are blessed with them, think of all the things that hold you back and realize that you don’t need them, think of all the mistakes you have made in your life, make sure that you never repeat them because right now all you have is time but someday that time will run out. That’s the only thing you can be absolutely certain about. Name ten thousand reasons why you never wanna die, go and tell someone who might’ve forgotten try to list the endless reasons why it’s good to be alive and then just smile for awhile about them, soon the sun will rise and another day will come, soon enough the sun will set, another day will be gone and right now all you have is time, but someday that time will run out.”
— Paul Baribeau, Ten Things

“Even when I detach, I care. You can be separate from a thing and still care about it. If I wanted to detach completely, I would move my body away. I would stop the conversation midsentence. I would leave the bed. Instead, I hover over it for a second. I glance off in another direction. But I always glance back at you.”
— David Levithan, The Lover’s Dictionary

Sometimes you meet someone and even though you never liked brown eyes before, their eyes are your new favourite colour.

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.”
— 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

“I don’t want sex, I want the things that lead up to it. The slow kissing then the passionate kissing, then the pulling closer, the neck kisses, the grabbing, biting, heavy breathing, grinding, the pauses while you catch your breath, feeling each other. Oh my.
Then sex.”

“One day, whether you
are 14,
28
or 65
you will stumble upon
someone who will start
a fire in you that cannot die.
However, the saddest,
most awful truth
you will ever come to find––
is they are not always
with whom we spend our lives.”
— Beau Taplin, “The Awful Truth”

“Forget stardust—you are iron. Your blood is nothing but ferrous liquid. When you bleed, you reek of rust. It is iron that fills your heart and sits in your veins. And what is iron, really, unless it’s forged?
You are iron.
And you are strong.”

“If you really want something, you don’t stop for anyone or anything until you get it.”
— Blair Waldorf

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day.”
— Calvin and Hobbes

“All I wanted was to receive the love I gave.”
— 10 word story

“I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.”
— Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

“I can write the saddest poem of all tonight. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.”
— Pablo Neruda

“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”
— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

“For a woman whose life was so often defined by the choices made for her, the happiest ending imaginable is one she chooses for herself.”

“Nobody can avoid falling in love. They might want to deny it, but friendship is probably the most common form of love.”
— Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

“The person who tries to keep everyone happy often ends up feeling the loneliest.”

“Healing is a choice. It’s not an easy one, because it takes work to turn around your habits, but keep making the choice and shifts will happen.”
— Yehuda Berg

“Life is too short for shitty sex and bad relationships. So go find someone who fucks you right and treats you how you deserve to be treated.”

“Who cares for your beauty if your tongue is ugly.”

“The moment you place someone on a pedestal they will look down upon you.”
— Charlie Shaw

“I need someone who
Sees the fire in my eyes and
wants to play with it.”
— Haiku by l.s.f.

“I didn’t wanna fall in love, not at all. But at some point you smiled, and, holy shit, I blew it”

“Don’t be afraid to be the one that love the most”

“Because I am not the type of
person someone falls in love with.”

Great quote at the end of Shadowlands that C.S. Lewis explains his take on love. He says, “Why love if losing hurt so much. I have no answers anymore, only the life I have lived. Twice in that life I’ve been given the choice. As a boy and as a man. The boy choose safety, the man chooses suffering.The pain now is part of the happiness then. That’s the deal.”

“For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow”
–Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it.

“The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender” – Emil Ludwig

“I’m the kind of person who would rather get my hopes up really high and watch them get dashed to pieces than wisely keep my expectations at bay and hope they are exceeded. This quality has made me a needy and theatrical friend, but has given me a spectacularly dramatic emotional life.”

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