Sometimes what a person expresses in their eyes is more than all the books you could read on suffering.
— ― Shannon L. AlderPermalink
we accept the love we think we deserve.
— ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a WallflowerPermalink
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
— ― Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LPPermalink
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
— ― RumiPermalink
Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing…
— ― Elizabeth GilbertPermalink