"Draw a monster. Why is it a monster?"
There is a secret medicine given only to those who hurt so hard they can’t hope.
The hopers would feel slighted if they knew."
Rumi (via sweetcheeksaremadeofthese)
"A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus. Hold it at a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified. Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway of life."
Celia Luce (via maddierose)
"Everyone needs a place. It shouldn’t be inside of someone else."
Richard Siken, “Detail of the Woods” (via larmoyante)
"It’s like when someone says, ‘How are you?’ Do you say, ‘Well, my head hurts and I’m lonely and depressed and I’m worried about everything and the world is collapsing and full of evil’? Or do you say, ‘I’m fine’?"
Sara Shepard, The Visibles (via saynothing-thatsenoughforme)
"There might be some hours of loneliness. But there was something wonderful even in loneliness. At least you belonged to yourself when you were lonely."
L.M. Montgomery, Mistress Pat (via goghst)
"I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing."
T.S Eliot (via sophiasassoon)
"Everything is blowing up around us, but there are still those who care about a broken lock, and others who are dutiful enough to try to fix it… . But maybe that’s the way it should be. Maybe working on the little things as dutifully and honestly as we can is how we stay sane when the world is falling apart."
Haruki Murakami (via stxxz)
I no longer close my eyes hoping to see you in my dreams
and I no longer open them with you on my mind.
My heart doesn’t talk about you anymore."
"Please forgive me if I don’t talk much at times. It’s loud enough in my head."
"I am haunted. I am haunted by something—that rather takes the light out of things, that fills me with longings…"
H. G. Wells, The Door in the Wall (via bahhhhboon)
"He is not a constellation.
You should not wish to be the cigarette touching his lips.
He will not appear through the fog and heal your wounds.
Only you can do that.
So get out of bed and put on some lipstick.
Stop falling at his feet.
Emery Allen (via yasodhara)
"Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time."
Maya Angelou (via maggieerianne)