“Cram your head with characters and stories. Abuse your library privileges. Never stop looking at the world, and never stop reading to find out what sense other people have made of it. If people give you a hard time and tell you to get your nose out of a book, tell them you’re working. Tell them it’s research. Tell them to pipe down and leave you alone.”
- Jennifer Weiner
“Life can be overwhelming and magnificent; therein is all its tragedy. Without beauty, love and danger, it would be almost easy to live.”
- Albert Camus

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Vlada at Dior Spring 2010.
“Why? Why does what was beautiful suddenly shatter in hindsight because it concealed dark truths? Why does the memory of years of happy marriage turn to gall when our partner is revealed to have had a lover all those years? Because such a situation makes it impossible to be happy? But we were happy! Sometimes the memory of happiness cannot stay true because it ended unhappily. Because happiness is only real if it lasts forever? Because things always end painfully if they contained pain, conscious or unconscious, all along? But what is unconscious, unrecognized pain?”
- Bernhard Schlink, The Reader
“Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark.”
- N’tima

(Source: mariaarroyo)

kmitt:

Christy Turlington by Pamela Hanson
“It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted.”
- George Eliot, Middlemarch
“Do anything, but let it produce joy.
- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

(Source: wordsnquotes)

“It seems to me now that the plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don’t need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.”
- Nick Hornby, How to Be Good (via observando)

ringokotomi:

Have you ever just looked at someone and thought, “I really love you”. They’re just talking or humming or watching a movie or reading a book or laughing or something, and there’s something about them in that moment that makes you think, “I just really love you”

“I’m not used to being loved. I wouldn’t know what to do.”
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, More Than Just A House

(Source: fitzgeraldquotes)

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