"A modern definition of equanimity: cool. This refers to one whose mind remains stable & calm in all situations."
— ― Allan Lokos (via psych-quotes)
"Love is looking into his eyes and forgetting about the world around you. It’s feeling his kiss hours after he’s gone. Its remembering how he smells like and loving his scent more than anyone else’s. It’s seeing perfection when he’s standing beside you, and realizing that every moment he’s not with you is just too long."
"So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it."
— Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (via larmoyante)
"I grabbed her by the throat but I didn’t choke her. Just kissed her so deep she forgot whose air she was breathing."
— Oh my god.
Wow dream (via bl-ossomed)
"I love you, but I’m mad at you is one of the most freeing, important things you can say in a stable relationship. Does that make sense? To know that you have the ability and the right to be mad at someone and know that it doesn’t mean things are over, that it doesn’t mean things are irreparable. That it just means I’m mad, but God, I love you. I love you. Now leave me alone."
— To be good, to save nothing (x)
"How can you say you love one person when there are ten thousand people in the world that you would love more if you ever met them? But you’ll never meet them. All right, so we do the best we can. Granted. But we must still realize that love is just the result of a chance encounter."
— Charles Bukowski (via seabois)
"Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good luck. illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity, all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. Safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless. Make every day count. Appreciate every moment, and take from it, everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free, and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you.You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it with absolutely NO REGRETS. Most importantly, if you love someone, tell them, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store. And learn a lesson in life each day you live."
"I love you. If you didn’t exist I would have had to invent you."
— Elaine Dundy (via 5000letters)
"Wanna make a monster? Take the parts of yourself that make you uncomfortable - your weaknesses, bad thoughts, vanities, and hungers - and pretend they’re across the room. It’s too ugly to be human. It’s too ugly to be you. Children are afraid of the dark because they have nothing real to work with. Adults are afraid of themselves."
— Black Telephone (Richard Siken)
"If you’re feeling small today I dare you to sit up straighter, look someone who scares you directly in the eye, take up room at the dinner table, make yourself bigger, when ‘sorry’ laps at the back of your tongue, tries to pick up after you, remind yourself that your existence doesn’t demand an apology, that you are allowed to make mess and take up space, do not be afraid to expand. Every single goddamn minute. Expand, expand, expand"
"A year ago we stayed up till 3 am talking
And today I don’t know how to even say hey"
— Time flies (via esssence)
"Come back and make up a good-bye at least. Let’s pretend we had one."
— Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (via wordsthat-speak)