And as for romance? Well, I want that too.
I want to fall asleep next to you, 100 times a night,
so I can know you 100 times better before we hit the day light. And despite all of this,
I also want amnesia so I can relive each kiss with a perfect newness
that leaves me smashed in the arms of rapture. I want the sky to fracture under
the impossible weight of an apology because I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I want so much.
I’m sorry that I’m using “I’m sorry” as a crutch to lean on for so long
but if you sing me that song of sweet logic again then I promise to make the effort
to stand on my own. There is a reason that our hearts are more like a muscle
and less like a bone. I’ve known so many people who’ve have grown up flexing
in front of mirrors and falling for their own reflection as if that’s adequate but that’s bullshit.
Because we only get now until the time we go and if they’ve only got time to love themselves
then nobody is going to be around to hear the sound of their heartbeat echo.
So lady, don’t expect an apology when I tell you I’m only held together
by a heart that pumps blue, it’s the strongest muscle in my body and I’m flexing it for you.
— Shane Koyczan (via feellng)
It was good, and nothing good is truly lost. It stays part of a person, becomes part of their character. So part of you goes everywhere with me. And part of me is yours, forever. — Rosamunde Pilcher, The Shell Seekers (via feellng)
It’s clear to me now that I have been moving toward you and you toward me for a long time. Though neither of us was aware of the other before we met, there was a kind of mindless certainty bumming blithely along beneath our ignorance that ensured we would come together. Like two solitary birds flying the great prairies by celestial reckoning, all of these years and lifetimes we have been moving toward one another. — Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County (via feellng)
Take pride in your pain; you are stronger than those who have none. Lois Lowry, Gathering Blue (via feellng)
They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true. What they don’t tell you is that when it starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up. — Big Fish (2003)
I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong. Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun (via feellng)
Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory. — Tennessee Williams (via feellng)
I’ve decided not to fall in love again. It’s a disgusting habit. — Anna Karina in Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts. — Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things (via feellng)
Accept who you are and revel in it. — Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie (via feellng)
In a sense, I’m the one who ruined me: I did it myself. — Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 (via feellng)
Are you anybody else’s missing piece?’
‘Not that I know of.’
‘Well, maybe you want to be your own piece?’
‘I can be someone’s and still my own.’
‘Well, maybe you don’t want to be mine.’
‘Maybe I do.’
— Shel Silverstein, The Missing Piece (via feellng)
I might think I can’t take it any more, that I can’t go on any more, but one way or another I get past that. — Haruki Murakami, After Dark (via feellng)
And the rest is rust and stardust. — Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (via feellng)