I always think I want to be wanted, and then I find myself suddenly terrified of the weight of another person’s wanting. I don’t know what I want. But it isn’t this.
Oh dear lord.
Accurate description of the last week of being a college student: “It was a glorious drunken stupor.”
This growing up thing...
T: “Why are you so sure that you can’t have a successful relationship? Why isn’t there a point?” Me: “Because you know what all my exes have in common, beyond their often aggressive or even violent pathologies? Me. I am the one who keeps choosing to date guys like that. So no, I really don’t think that I am capable of a decent relationship. I don’t...
“The worth of a human being lies in the ability to extend oneself, to go outside oneself, to exist in and for other people.” — Milan Kundera (Laughable Loves)
“The brain appears to possess a special area which we might call poetic memory and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our lives beautiful … Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.” — Milan Kundera (The Unbearable Lightness of Being)
(I miss feeling seen)
“We all need someone to look at us. we can be divided into four categories according to the kind of look we wish to live under. the first category longs for the look of an infinite number of anonymous eyes, in other words, for the look of the public. the second category is made up of people who have a vital need to be looked at by many known eyes. they are the tireless hosts of cocktail...
Drifting off to sleep, I thought about her. How nobody is perfect. How you just...– ~ Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
Don’t be so damn hard on yourself. Yeah, you screwed up. You’re not perfect,...– Stephanie Klein (via kari-shma)
Life is short. Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh...– Mark Twain (via tahitian-vanilla)
Everybody has this guilt complex that they’re no good, that they’re not...– John Lennon (via perfumedsecrets)