too-many-bookss:

TFIOS quotes

movies-quotes:

the fault in our stars

movies-quotes:

the fault in our stars

"You used to be so expressive as a child. You loved to dance, to draw, I was impressed by how many expressions a mere child was able to show. I look at you now, but you’re not even a shadow of the past you. It’s like you’re trying to not be here at all, like you want to be invisible so bad. It’s so obvious, when you’re as expressionless as you are now, but you’ve become so good at acting, that almost nobody notices it. On the inside, all you care about, is how people might look at you, how people think about you, and it’s the only thing that fills your mind. You wear dark clothes to not draw any attention to yourself. You have your headphones on all the time in order to silence, what you think might be directed at you. You’re wasting so much energy on developing avoidance strategies. How to avoid talking to someone. How to avoid answering your phone. How to avoid having to ask if the book you need is available. When you walk all you do is stare at the ground in order to avoid seeing how people look at you. You are literally more afraid of making mistakes than anything else, because all you’ve learned as a child was having to be perfect at something the first time you do it, and not being allowed to let out your feelings. You’re afraid everybody is going to laugh at you and to make fun of you if you, only for one second, drop your mask and stop trying to be perfect, and this is where your nightmares come from, but you are allowed to fail, you don’t have to be perfect all the time, you are allowed to show your feelings, and you are good the way you are. Girl, you’re enough."
My aunt today (via blurrymelancholy)
"I have looked at you
in millions of ways and
I have loved you in each"
Haiku (via blurrymelancholy)
"Human beings are funny. They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly. Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear. Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned. But one thing about human beings that puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly inside."
 Sigmund Freud (via blurrymelancholy)
"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"
Glee