"You must not reduce yourself to a puddle just because the person you like is afraid to swim and you are a fierce sea to them; because there will be someone who was born with love of the waves within their blood, and they will look at you with fear and respect."
T.B. LaBerge // Things I’m Still Learning at 25 (via tblaberge
"When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits—anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving."
"The key question to keep asking is, are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have."
"You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again."
Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran
"She’s never where she is. She’s only inside her head."
by Janet Fitch (via brivid
"I hope that someday, somebody wants to hold you for twenty minutes straight, and that’s all they do. They don’t pull away. They don’t look at your face. They don’t try to kiss you. All they do is wrap you up in their arms, without an ounce of selfishness in it."
"Even if you know what’s coming, you’re never prepared for how it feels."
Natalie Standiford, How to Say Goodbye in Robot
"The devil doesn’t come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you’ve ever wished for."
you still want to travel to
you could not take a camera with you."