"I love unmade beds. I love when people are drunk and crying and cannot be anything but honest in that moment. I love the look in people’s eyes when they realize they’re in love. I love the way people look when they first wake up and they’ve forgotten their surroundings. I love the gasp people take when their favorite character dies. I love when people close their eyes and drift to somewhere in the clouds. I fall in love with people and their honest moments all the time. I fall in love with their breakdowns and their smeared makeup and their daydreams. Honesty is just too beautiful to ever put into words."
"I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company."
- Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer
"Wasn’t that the definition of home? Not where you are from, but where you are wanted."
- Abraham Verghese, Cutting of the Stone
"I am a drifter, and as lonely as that can be, it is also remarkably freeing. I will never define myself in terms of anyone else."
"Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter."
"Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer."
- Mark Z Danielewski, “House of Leaves” (via 33113
"I deserve passion. I deserve to be loved - in every way. I deserve a man who’ll give his whole heart, not the part he isn’t using at the moment."
"Love is a verb, not a noun. It is active. Love is not just feelings of passion and romance. It is behavior. If a man lies to you, he is behaving badly and unlovingly toward you. He is disrespecting you and your relationship. The words “I love you” are not enough to make up for that. Don’t kid yourself that they are."
"An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you."
"Life always give us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor, every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every breath. Every moment is the guru."
"We are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us."
- Khaled Hosseini