"Take me to your trees. Take me to your breakfasts, your sunsets, your bad dreams, your shoes, your nouns. Take me to your fingers."
"Once, when you thought no one was looking, I saw you open your heart so wide that the earth fell in. Once, when you thought no one was listening, I heard you sigh so deep that the oceans roared with support. Once, when you thought no one was around, every atom in this universe rushed forward to embrace you. Again. Thank you for existing so intensely."
I crave intimacy but I get confused and uncomfortable when I’m shown even the slightest bit of attention or affection.
(Source: kanbaewest, via soft-knees)
"Love means that you accept a person with all their failures, stupidities, ugly points, and nonetheless, you see perfection in imperfection itself."
"…she fell into a dream state, in which she became another person, and the whole world seemed changed."
"If you can’t accept people as they are, give them up. Don’t try to change them. Besides, it’s usually too late."
“And she wanted for a moment to hold and devour him, wanted his mouth, his ears, his coat collar, wanted to surround him and engulf him…”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night
"Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears."
"The only girl I’ve ever loved was born with roses in her eyes."
"I have always been intrigued by the journals that girls keep. They are like dollhouses. Once you look inside them, the rest of the world seems very far away, even unbelievable. If only we had the power to keep outside ourselves at such moments, we would spare ourselves so much pain and fear. I’m not talking about truth or falsehood but about surviving."
"The pupil of your eye expands up to 45% when you look at someone you love."