Nothing can wear you out like caring about people.

— S.E. Hinton, That Was Then, This Is Now (via whitebeyonce)

You can keep as quiet as you like, but one of these days somebody is going to find you.

— Haruki Murakami (via winterkristall)

It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.

— L.R. Knost (via meghanurasana)

  1. You are stronger than you realise.
  2. You are crueller than you realise.
  3. The smallest words will break your heart.
  4. You will change. You’re not the same person you were three years ago. You’re not even the same person you were three minutes ago and that’s okay. Especially if you don’t like the person you were three minutes ago.
  5. People come and go. Some are cigarette breaks, others are forest fires.
  6. You won’t like your name until you hear someone say it in their sleep.
  7. You’ll forget your email password but ten years from now you’ll still remember the number of steps up to his flat.
  8. You don’t have to open the curtains if you don’t want to.
  9. Never stop yourself texting someone. If you love them at 4 a.m., tell them. If you still love them at 9.30 a.m., tell them again.
  10. Make sure you have a safe place. Whether it’s the kitchen floor or the Travel section of a bookshop, just make sure you have a safe place.
  11. You will be scared of all kinds of things, of spiders and clowns and eating alone, but your biggest fear will be that people will see you the way you see yourself.
  12. Sometimes, looking at someone will be like looking into the sun. Sometimes someone will look at you like you are the sun. Wait for it.
  13. You will learn how to sleep alone, how to avoid the cold corners but still fill a bed.
  14. Always be friends with the broken people. They know how to survive.
  15. You can love someone and hate them, all at once. You can miss them so much you ache but still ignore your phone when they call.
  16. You are good at something, whether it’s making someone laugh or remembering their birthday. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that these things don’t matter.
  17. You will always be hungry for love. Always. Even when someone is asleep next to you you’ll envy the pillow touching their cheek and the sheet hiding their skin.
  18. Loneliness is nothing to do with how many people are around you but how many of them understand you.
  19. People say I love you all the time. Even when they say, ‘Why didn’t you call me back?’ or ‘He’s an asshole.’ Make sure you’re listening.
  20. You will be okay.
  21. You will be okay.

— 21 things my father never told me (via poutylilgirl)

It doesn’t hurt to lose dead skin
that was once a part of you.
It shouldn’t hurt
to lose people
who are now nothing
but dead weights,
even if they were
once a part of you.

— 11:51 a.m. (This is the year you will learn to let go)

I’m like that. Either I forget right away or I never forget.

Waiting for Godot (via iwillbiteyou)

If you can’t love yourself, I guess that’s it then.

— Friedrich Nietzsche (via larmoyante)

Having a low opinion of yourself is not modesty. It’s self-destruction.

— Bobby Sommer (via paintdeath)

My father had taught me to be nice first, because you can always be mean later, but once you’ve been mean to someone, they won’t believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it’s time to stop being nice, then destroy them.

— Laurell K. Hamilton (via planb-becomeapirate)

Once you lose someone, it is never exactly the same person who comes back.

— Sharon Olds, Satan Says (via bl-ossomed)

It’s okay to miss the people who were bullets to you.

— poems from my uncles grave (via c-oquetry)

The worst distance between two people is misunderstanding.

— Unknown (via perfect)

Of course, you never really forget anyone, but you certainly release them. You stop allowing their history to have any meaning for you today. You let them change their haircut, let them move, let them fall in love again. And when you see this person you have let go, you realize that there is no reason to be sad. The person you knew exists somewhere, but you are separated by too much time to reach them again.

 Chelsea Fagan, How We Let People Go (via venuschild)