"human beings are most inclined
to love the things
that hurt them the most
not because we are masochists by birth,
we are taught from a young age
that true love is going to, is supposed to, hurt you in ways
you cannot fathom"
— Lorinda Ament, Masochism is a Learned Trait (via wnq-writers)
"We didn’t talk about anything heavy or light.
We were just there together.
And that was enough.
— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (via wordsnquotes)
"My heart didn’t break into a thousand pieces after he left. Instead, I realized all the things he didn’t do. He didn’t want to hear my stories. He didn’t ask me questions. He didn’t hug me out of the blue to make me feel good. His hugs were always a preamble to something else, and after he was gone, I wondered if he ever knew me at all."
— Diane Les Becquets (via fleurlungs)
(Source: wordsthat-speak, via 5000letters)
"You must not reduce yourself to a puddle just because the person you like is afraid to swim and you are a fierce sea to them; because there will be someone who was born with love of the waves within their blood, and they will look at you with fear and respect."
— T.B. LaBerge // Things I’m Still Learning at 25 (via tblaberge)
"I’m not brave any more darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me."
— Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms (via wordsnquotes)
"I looked at everyone and wondered where they came from, and who they missed, and what they were sorry for."
— Jonathan Safron Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: theunquotables, via thatkindofwoman)