Category: life

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“Miss someone until they come back, or until you come back, until their absence in your life becomes something to be avoided at all costs. Miss them until you don’t have to anymore, until you’re reunited in your favorite booth in your favorite restaurant ordering your favorite meal, miss them until it feels like you never left. Or miss them until you can’t anymore, until the things you miss are identified and cataloged as things and not a person, until you figure out that easy company and long talks and unblinking, all-knowing eye contact will find you again the way they found you the first time. Miss someone until you don’t.”

Stephanie Georgopulus, How To Miss Someone

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“I lost a great innocence when I understood that I and my mind were not going to be on good terms for the rest of my life. I can’t tell you how tired I am of character-building experiences. But I treasure this part of me; whoever loves me loves me with this in it.”

Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness (via the-book-diaries)

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“Don’t let us forget that the causes of human actions are usually immeasurably more complex and varied than our subsequent explanations of them.”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

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“On the day the tree bloomed in the fall, when its white apple blossoms fell and covered the ground like snow, it was tradition for the Waverleys to gather in the garden like survivors of some great catastrophe, hugging one another, laughing as they touched faces and arms, making sure they were all okay, grateful to have gotten through it.”

Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost

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“I know what she’s talking about. The something deeper and more secret. It’s like cracks inside of you. Like there are these fault lines where things don’t meet up right.”

John Green, Paper Towns

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“If the girl had been worth having she’d have waited for you? ..‘No, sir, the girl really worth having won’t wait for anybody.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

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“Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket—safe, dark, motionless, airless—it will change.”

C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

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“I’m twenty years old and look at me– there isn’t a thing I want to do.”

Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger

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“I hope you get where you’re going, and be happy when you do.”

Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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“We need others physically, emotionally, intellectually; we need them if we are to know anything, even ourselves.”

C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves