I want to sit down on the sand and look around and get dreamy; I want to see what spirits are peeking out of the faces of the roses.Mary Oliver, from Long Life: Essays And Other Writings (via violentwavesofemotion)
Listening to the rhythm of her water drinking made me recognise the difference between sentences and paragraphs; that paragraphs are emotional and that sentences are not.Gertrude Stein, from Selected Writings (via violentwavesofemotion)
You know how advice is - you only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyways.John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent (via larmoyante)
And the entire history of my loveHermann Hesse, from Elizabeth (via violentwavesofemotion)
Is you and this evening.
You don’t choose who you fall in love with, do you? And once you do fall in love—that obsessive sort of love, that all-consuming love, where two people can’t stand to be apart from each other for even a moment—how are you supposed to let a love like that pass you by?The Wolf Of Wall Street (via purebeing)
The person you think of when you stand in front of the ocean.Colleen Michele (via purebeing)
If you want to be there for her,
then be there; don’t find excuses.
If she deserves better, then be it.
Stop making simple things seem hard;
stop feeling sorry for yourself
when you haven’t even tried.
Inspired by All these things you wish you’d say
written by violentwavesofemotion
You have the answer. Just get quiet enough to hear it.Pat Obuchowski (via violentwavesofemotion)
Nick Hornby, Fever Pitch (via jacksplaylist)
Our relationship – the first serious, long-term, stay-the-night, meet-the-family, what-about-kids-one-day sort of thing for either of us – was in part all about discovering for the first time the mysteries of our counterparts in the opposite sex
Her room helped me to understand that girls were much quirkier than boys, a realization that stung me. She had a collection of Yevtushenko’s poems (who the hell was Yevtushenko?) and unfathomable obsessions with Anne Boleyn and the Brontes; she liked all the sensitive singer/songwriters, and was familiar with the ideas of Germaine Greer; she knew a little about paintings and classical music, knowledge gleaned from somewhere outside the A-level syllabus.
How had that happened? How come I had to rely on a couple of Chandler paperbacks and the first Ramones album to provide me with some kind of identity? Girls’ rooms provided countless clues to their character and background and tastes; boys, by contrast, were as interchangeable and unformed as fetuses, and their rooms, apart from the odd Athena poster here and there (I had a Rod Stewart poster on my wall, which I liked to think was aggressively, authentically and self-consciously down-market) were as blank as the womb.
It is true to say that most of us were defined only be the number and extent of our interests. Some boys had more records than others, and some knew more about football; some were interested in cars, or rugby. We had passions instead of personalities, predictable and uninteresting passions at that, passions that could not reflect and illuminate us in the way that my girlfriend’s did…and this is one of the most inexplicable difference between men and women.
You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (via larmoyante)
If you understood everything I said, you’d be me.Miles Davis (via violentwavesofemotion)
I feel you in my bones. Your silence screams in my ears.Jean-Paul Sartre, from No Exit (via violentwavesofemotion)