To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the...– -Ralph Waldo Emerson (via hi-its-jess) I struggle to believe that success is healthy, or that it really exists in true form. But if this is its definition, perhaps I can support it. This is sacrifice and love, not expectation and standardization.
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the...– Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (via lifeofliterature)
Wicked people never have time for reading. It’s one of the reasons for their...– Lemony Snicket (submitted by the3booknerds)
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely...– Marilyn Monroe (via girlwithoutwings)
My heart is aching right now. The people who formed my heart and made it grow and stretch and illuminate for the past four years have been pulled away from me, and it is only beginning to sink in how alone I really am. The fact that I’m alone is not the problem, though. The primary issue is that I’m not with them. They bring me to life, give me breath and dynamism that no one else can...
Me: How much does she mean to you? Him: I’d give her the ocean if I...
Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about...– Gilda Radner
I love you in colors that don’t exist.
Your first thought when you hear the word “God” is possibly the most...
She is written in a foreign tongue.– Henry James (via fleurishes)
A soft heart that is bruised and weak and vulnerable Rather than a hard heart that is cold and numb and strong.
“To be free from any longings—the longings that make us needy, dependent, and vulnerable—would not be a moral achievement, nor would it give ‘true tranquility.’ On the contrary, it would be a ‘monstrous’ state, from which was missing ‘every shred of humanity.’ (Augustine, City of God, 14.9) Throughout the past few months I’ve been...
My Favorite Movies (In no particular order)
Okay, here’s the list. I typically refuse to create “favorite” lists, but this one almost created itself. I was driving home from Family Video and my favorite movies sort of aligned themselves. Here is the fruit of that particular inner monologue: Dead Poets Society The King’s Speech (500) Days of Summer Edward Scissorhands Alice in Wonderland Stranger Than Fiction ...
So, plans had been made for me to go to a political event with a guy that I have been dating who works for the Treasurer at the State Capitol Building. He had asked me two days ago, and I agreed. I assumed that he would call at some point today and let me know where I needed to be and when. At about 5 PM I receive that phone call while at a friend’s house. He informs me that the treasurer...
Ongoing list of summer authors to read: Kurt Vonnegut E. E. Cummings Oscar Wilde Jack Kerouac Sylvia Plath Henry Miller Pablo Neruda
I like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles...– E. E. Cummings (via ireadintothings)
Sometimes when there’s nothing you can do, you just have to believe that...– Lie to Me
Okay, I’ve been saying this for a while, and I’ll continue to say it: Anderson guys need to learn to date. I went on a date tonight and it was wonderful! It was with a guy who has consistently taken me on the best dates that I’ve been on throughout my college career. He lives in Bloomington, but drove to Anderson once to take me out. I have gone on a myriad of dates with other...
Trying to make it work but man these times are hard But we’re gonna start...– The Script—For the First Time
She had the perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out,...– Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway (via imfantasyparade)
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is...– Albert Einstein (via girlwithoutwings)