When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else.
— Iyanla Vanzant (via littlemiss)
The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.
— Elisabeth Kubler Ross (via 36974)
Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I’m trying not to think about you
Can’t you just let me be
— A Fine Frenzy (via caffeinatedrambler)
If people want to let you go, just let them do it. They may not understand who you are. So don’t play around with fire; don’t give them their cake and let them eat it too. Here is your rule of thumb: they either commit to you or get none of you.
I have failed in relationships before. The person that I loved sort of loved some idea of me that was three shades off of who I was and made me feel really lonely… The idea of a perfect person - there is no perfect person for you. You know it’s all about how you come to (accept) them. I keep saying like you know the first honeymoon stage of love is all compulsion and after that it’s choice. And the choice to stay with someone; the choice to love who they really are and not some idea of them - those are important and hard choices to make.
— Zoe Kazan on writing Ruby Sparks (via ajabonitawrites)
I cannot count the times I have cursed our lack of urgency. If I ever love again, I will not wait to love as best as I can. We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.
What is the What by Dave Eggers