So you attempt to hide your loneliness in public, to behave, in fact, as though you have too many friends already, and thus you hope to attract people who will unwittingly save you. But it never works that way. Your condition is written all over your face, in the hunch of your shoulders, in the hollowness of your laugh. You fool no one.
Believe me in this; I’ve tried all the tricks of the lonely man.
- David Marusek
"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."
- Kahlil Gibran
"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."
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Sophia Dembling, The Introvert’s Way
Gordo: setting the bar impossibly high for men since 2000
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"The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel."
- Steven Furtick
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My week is basically:
- Monday #2
- Monday #3
- Monday #4
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“A bus stop with swings! Except the truth is even better. This is in Montreal and every summer they put up a series of musical swings. If you look in the background you can see more people swinging away.
Each swing is a set of four and has its own unique sound, but if you are in perfect harmony with the other 3 seats then an actual song is played. The theory is that you communicate and interact with people more if it’s for a specific goal and if you’re having fun.”
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John Green, Looking for Alaska
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"In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to."
- Robert Brault