"We are all so broken. Pick up a person, shake them around and you’ll hear the rattling of their broken pieces. Pieces our fathers broke, or our mothers, or our friends, strangers, or our loves."
Tarryn Fisher, Thief (via libranta)
"I’ve enough pride never to let myself love a man who does not love me."
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina. (via destroyingangels)
"I always loved you, and if one loves anyone, one loves the whole person, just as they are and not as one would like them to be."
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (via quotes-shape-us)
"There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this."
Terry Pratchett (via quotes-shape-us)
"Seeing someone read a book you love is seeing a book recommend a person."
Reddit user coolstoryreddit (via communified)
"The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability to prevent them."
Gene Roddenberry (via wink-ofaneye)
"Jon Arryn’s bannermen will never love me, nor our silly, shaking Robert, but they will love their Young Falcon…"
Petyr Baelish, “A Feast for Crows” by George R. R. Martin
"Without passion you can’t succeed"
"It turns out, people lie to themselves about three things: they view themselves in implausibly positive ways, they think they have far more control over their lives than they actually do, and they believe the future will be better than the evidence of the present can possibly justify."
BBC’s Luther