"It’s a funny thing about coming home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You’ll realize what’s changed is you."
F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (via jessicachu)
"You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you — it’s something inherent.
You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise."
Daniell Koepke (via hidekincredible)
"For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you want."
St. Paul, Galatians 5:171
"If Passion drives, let Reason hold the Reins."
"Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else."
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
"My heart, so precious, I won’t trade for a hundred thousand souls, yet your one smile takes it for free."
"I think hell is something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go."
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman
"If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives."
"I think that’s what happens every time we reach out to another human being. We fill a hidden reservoir - what I’d call build an invisible bridge - of love. When we do that, we are doing the greatest human good possible."
Six Questions of Socrates
"Nothing can wear you out like caring about people."