"She deserves better, you say. I say: You’re a goddamn coward. What she deserves is an actual person she can connect with. She deserves you, or me or the entire world; she deserves someone achingly real and honest. She deserves a human being equally raw to pursue her and love her and, perhaps, destroy her emotionally, but she deserves all that as well. She doesn’t deserve anyone’s sugary fairytale. She deserves to float freely, with you, or me, or the world, into the very depths of her own psychosynthesis. She deserves to explore the meaning of the word "intimacy", with someone beside her that will care regardless. She fucking deserves all of it. So, pluck up the courage and be with her or leave her in peace but don’t you dare "sell" her your own "inadequacy" as a lie so that, again, you manage to comfort your conscience and eventually come to feel that you love her exactly because you’re letting her go. Because, darling, that’s bullshit. That’s only you own little self-created lie laying behind a much bigger lie; it’s not even properly concealed within itself, you fucking idiot."
- All These Things You Wish You’d Say (via albinwonderland)
"Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?"
- Pablo Picasso (via forever-and-alwayss)
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"He smiled whenever he saw me and we could’ve built a life on that."
- Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (via perfect)
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I am filled with things and I battle feelings
I have never wanted to exist inside of me
I lack too much confidence and I carry too
much sadness and my body is full of stars
that never learned their name. I wear my
insecurities like pockets and I fill them
with my fears and my hands are growing tired
from reaching down into them to hold the
feeling of being afraid. I am afraid. Always
afraid. Afraid like chimes when the wind lips
are sealed. Afraid like your eyes when the stars
fall asleep in the black. Afraid like dreams
when they realise they are just dreams and that
reality is that one scar that will never
I am, terrified. Terrified that the things
inside me are the things that will keep me
from ever finding a home inside someone
- Christopher Poindexter (via quotes-shape-us)
"That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald (via quotestomorals)
"I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone."
- Robin Williams (via restrengthen)
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