which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation. -Herbert Spencer, philosopher (Apr 27 1820-1903)
it's so easy to interpret our unsettledness as unhappiness, and our unhappiness as the result of having made the wrong decision. Our mental and emotional states fluctuate madly when we make big changes in our lives, and some days we could tight-rope across Manhattan, and other...
If someone wants to be a part of your life, they'll make, an effort to be in it. So don't bother reserving a space in your heart for someone who doesn't make an effort to stay.
True. Reading through quotes and this hit me. It stands in any relationship. Friends, family..etc.
There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are the messengers of overwhelming grief,
of deep contrition,
and of unspeakable love.
It is so much harder to let go of what could have been than it is to let go of something that has run its course. It is never easy to turn our back on our dreams, on so many possibilities and to let go of all the unanswered questions. But as hard as it is, eventually we do have...
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realized our own. Unknown
In a less serious note, unknown is very wise, lol
that comes into your life peacefully. It is someone who comes to make you question things, who changes your reality, somebody that marks a before and after in your life. It is not the human being everyone has idealized, but an ordinary person, who manages to revolutionize your...
so much time pretending I didn't care. I guess I just didn't want to feel like this. It hurts. I love you. I am totally and completely in love with you, and I don't care if you think it's too late, I'm telling you anyway." - Natalie Portman in No Strings Attached
mean to give everyone your unconditional time. Sometimes, to love completely, we must never see someone again. This, too, is love. This is giving someone the freedom to exist and be happy, even if it must be without you.”
~ Vironika Tugaleva
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent...
"At this moment, there are 6 billion, 4 hundred, 71 million, 8 hundred, 18 thousand, 6 hundred, 71 people in the world. Some are running scared.. some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day.. others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men at war...
so deeply, because he never wanted to drink from what you had to offer. Do you not know? Do you not know that any man would be so lucky as to have someone like you? That the stars are envious of your passion and the way your soul burns. Do you not know? That winter has wished...
48 or 65, you will stumble upon someone who will start a fire in you that will not die.
However, the saddest most awful truth you will ever come to find--
Is that they are not always with whom we will spend our lives.
Every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind, and poisons us. The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. . . . Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for...
that cling to our bodies
and forget the paths
that take us always
to the same places.
It’s a time of change,
a time of crossing,
and if we cannot,
if we dare not… well, then
we will forever sit
at the margins of lives.