“Gay marriage’ is not what is at stake. It’s the right to choose to marry, the right to benefits, the right to adopt, the right to access the same set of rights extended to every citizen in the United States of America. Those rights do not extend to homosexuals. And it’s fucked up. And you should care, straight or gay, white or black. Canadian or American.” -Sara Quin
"Do not be in a hurry; depend upon it, the right man will come at last; you will in the course of the next two or three years, meet with somebody more generally unexceptional than anyone you have yet known, who will love you as warmly as ever he did, and who will so completely attach you, that you will feel you never really loved before." -Jane Austen's Letters. Letter March 13, 1817, to her niece, Fanny Knight
"Until he looks for you,
he’s not the one.”
"So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar,
never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome.
Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience.
And if it hurts, you know what? It’s probably worth it."
"Yes, I’m drunk. And you’re beautiful.
And tomorrow morning, I’ll be sober but you’ll still be beautiful."
"The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead."
all i've got left is everything i've been dying to say:
never let love get away.
"She’s a pretty typical teenager. Angry, insecure, confused.
I wish I could tell her that’s all going to pass,
but I don’t want to lie to her." -American Beauty
"I may not be different, but I’m definitely not the same."
I don’t want to have to do this living. I just walk around.
I want to be swept off my feet, you know?
I want my children to have magical powers. I am prepared for amazing
things to happen. I can handle it."
-Me and You and Everyone We Know
no silhouettes no broken dreams,
only words you really mean
"Does he kiss your eyelids in the morning when you start to raise your head? And does he sing to you incessantly from the space between your bed and wall? Does he walk around all day at school with his feet inside your shoes, looking down every few steps to pretend he walks with you? Oh, does he know that place below your neck that is your favorite to be touched? And does he cry through broken sentences like, ‘I love you far too much’? Does he lay awake listening to your breath, worried you smoke too many cigarettes?" -Bright Eyes
"Develop a built-in bullshit detector." -Ernest Hemingway
"Alright. Every band always tells you to raise your middle finger,
for fuck this, fuck that. But we think thats boring.
We want you to hold up your ring finger,
because there is some one out there in this world
that wants to sleep next to you every night." -Patrick Sumpt
"People keep telling me that I fall in love too easily- that I should protect my heart, that I shouldn’t wear my heart on my sleeve…I fall in love at least 20 times a day. I fall in love with the sky and the sun and the flowers and my children. I fall in love with smiles, with music on the radio and with french fries and Dr. Pepper. I fall in love with the sound of laughter, blue jeans, accents… Sometimes I fall in love with complete strangers, especially the ones holding hands and kissing in public. The ones who aren’t afraid to be in love with the idea of being in love either….I don’t mind the pain of unrequited love so much, because I think they’re wrong. Love looks good on me." -Natalie Anne Erlanson
"I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it’s just too much. The current’s too strong. They’ve got to let go, drift apart. That’s how it is with us. It’s a shame, Kath, because we’ve loved each other all our lives. But in the end, we can’t stay together forever." -Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
if you don't know what you want,
you end up with a lot you don't
There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Sensible Thing
That great everyday magic is discovering those who are strong enough to catch you. Those who care enough to reach out their arms and cushion your fall. And I think that’s what’s so wonderful about life - you never know when you’ll stumble upon these kinds of marvelous people, or when they’ll stumble onto you. And as terrifying as it sounds, the greatest thing that could ever happen to us is to slip up in the wind and float down into that fall. Because you never know who will be waiting for you at the bottom.~ Penelope Bat
But if you wanna leave, you can. I’ll remember you though,
just like I remember everyone that leaves.-Lilo & Stitch
This is exactly what I wanted, as commitments
had never really been my thing. And it wasn’t like it was hard, either.
The only trick was never giving more than you were willing to lose.
~ Sarah Dessen
If you had an ounce of self-esteem, of self-worth,
of self-confidence, you would realize that as trite as it may sound,
beauty is only skin-deep.~ beautiful girls
Some people, as far as your senses are concerned,
just… feel… like… home.–High Fidelity
I find it hard to believe you don’t know the beauty you are,
but if you don’t, let me be your eyes.
–The Velvet Underground
The worst thing you can do to yourself,
is fall for someone harder than they fell for you.
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
"Why is love intensified by absence?"
— Audrey Niffenegger
If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
— Nicole Aitoro
Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out. You’re curious and smart and bored, and all you see is the choice between working hard and slacking off. There are so many adventures that you miss because you’re waiting to think of a plan. To find them, look for tiny interesting choices. And remember that you are always making up the future as you go.-Randall Monroe
Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, valuable, but small. And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around? I don’t really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So goodnight, dear void.-You’ve Got Mail
"do you remember what you told me once?
that every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around."
The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.
— Mark Twain
there were things I wanted to tell him
but i knew they would hurt him
so I burried them and let them hurt me
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
He and I had something beautiful
But so dysfunctional, it couldn’t last
(A Fine Frenzy)
i'm the most enthusiastic excitable person i know.
and i defy anyone to knock that out of me-sienna miller
I realized that's how he makes me feel, not just safe, but happy.
He makes me laugh, and I know he'll be there for me when I cry.
He's always been there for me, and I'm just finally realizing how rare that is.
Never get comfortable.
Never be satisfied with what you have,
because there is always something better for you
out there in all aspects of your life.
Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature.
Be better than anyone here, and don’t give a damn about what anyone thinks...
You’re on your own. Be on your own. -Grey’s Anatomy
After he left, I cried for a week. And then I realized I do have faith:
faith in myself, faith that I would one day meet someone
who would be sure that I was the one. -Sex & the City
I wish I could be hard and cynical. That I could take things slowly, not give too much of myself, because I’d be so frightened of getting hurt that there wouldn’t be any other way. But no. Every time I meet someone I dive in headfirst, showering them with love and attention, and hoping that this time they’re going to be different. -Jane Green, Mr. Maybe
You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself.
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.