“Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.”
― Jane Austen, Emma
Lisa Kleypas, Seduce Me At Sunrise
No matter how careful you are, there’s going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn’t experience it all. There’s that fallen heart feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you should’ve been paying attention.Chuck Palahniuk (via larmoyante)
There are times when it will go so wrong that you will barely be alive, and times when you realise that being barely alive, on your own terms, is better than living a bloated half-life on someone else’s terms.Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (via larmoyante)
Sometimes the feelings inside of me get messy like dirt. And I like to clean things. Pretend the dirt is the feelings. This floor is my mind. That is called coping.Suzanna Warrenn (Crazy Eyes), Orange is the New Black (via larmoyante)
There is no final, satisfying way to balance our need to be known with our need to be alone. The balance is always uncertain and provisional; it’s always a matter of dissatisfaction, give-and-take, and sacrifice…It’s up to each of us to balance the risks and rewards—to trade, in right proportion, loneliness for freedom, explicability for mystery, and the knowable for the unknown within ourselves.Joshua Rothman, “Virginia Woolf’s Idea of Privacy” (via larmoyante)
Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis.
There are questions that you don’t ask because you’re afraid of the answers to them.Agatha Christie, The Moving Finger (via larmoyante)
maybe. sometimes, maybe i think i should just be alone. and that i don’t deserve to be happy.
My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t be loved as I am.Anaïs Nin (via purebeing)
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys
Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.Alan Keightley (via larmoyante)