“You know that feeling? When you’re just waiting. Waiting to get home, into your room, close the door, fall into bed, and just let everything out that you kept in all day. That feeling of both relief and desperation. Nothing is wrong. But nothing is right either. And you’re tired. Tired of everything, tired of nothing. And you just want someone to be there and tell you it’s okay. But no one’s going to be there. And you know you have to be strong for yourself, because no one can fix you. But you’re tired of waiting. Tired of having to be the one to fix yourself and everyone else. Tired of being strong. And for once, you just want it to be easy. To be simple. To be helped. To be saved. But you know you won’t be. But you’re still hoping. And you’re still wishing. And you’re still staying strong and fighting, with tears in your eyes. You’re fighting.”—Anonymous (via fluffynips)
“Yes, it sucked getting dumped. But wasn’t it better to just be brutally honest? To admit that your feeling for someone is never going to be powerful enough to justify taking up any more of their time? I was doing him a favor, really. Freeing him up for a better opportunity. In fact, I was a practically a saint, if you really thought about it. Exactly.”—Sarah Dessen, The Lullaby
“I do what most women do. I meet someone and some of it’s right, maybe he looks right, or has the right job, or the right background, and, instead of sitting back and waiting for him to reveal his other bits, I make them up. I decide how he thinks, how he’s going to treat me, and, sure enough, every time I conclude that this time he’s definitely my perfect man, and all of a sudden, well, not so suddenly perhaps, usually around six months after we’ve split up, I see that he wasn’t the person I thought he was at all.”—Mr Maybe by Jane Green (via lostinthesounds)
“I want to say something else, something that will help, but when I look at her I know, suddenly, that anything I say won’t make a difference at all. That’s the other thing those books always lie about. They always make everything okay in the end, but that’s not how life works. There are some things that can’t be fixed.”—Bloom by Elizabeth Scott (via lostinthesounds)
Who cares what other people think? Let them make fun of the music you listen to and the words that come out of your mouth. Let them tell you how you should be, and ignore it; At the end of the day, you are who you are and no one can take that away.
“We’re not a very patient society, so I think that maybe people get into relationships, and if they’re not exactly the way they want them to be and there’s no quick fix, they just give up.”—Paper Heart (via lostinthesounds)
“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do.”—Dead Poets Society, 1989 (via wordsandlyrics)
“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”—Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom (via lostinthesounds)