Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.
Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.
He meant so much. She didn’t.
having feelings for
someone you can’t be
Needed you more than I thought.
I really should have never cared.
There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice.
~F. Scott Fitzgerald
doesn’t want you
hurting yourself in any
I can’t fall all over again.
She’s got nothing left to give.
We can always start again. Always.
my own pace,
nobody gets to say
A heart like yours is rare.
Feelings come and feelings go. There is no need to fear them and no need to crave them. Be open to your feelings and experience them while they are here. Then be open to the feelings that will come next. Your feelings are a part of your experience. Yet no mere feeling, however intense it may seem, is your permanent reality.
No longer holding on to anything.
Happy seeing love works in others.
Rereading old conversations makes me smile.
The best relationships in our lives are the best not because they have been the happiest ones, they are that way because they have stayed strong through the most tormentful of storms.
She had been secretly falling apart.
my sad past
I’m not sure I
No longer smiling hearing your name.
in hopes to
forget all the bad
Feeling my heart breaking into pieces.
Learning to put the past behind.
She has been secretly falling apart.
if everyone’s okay
when she’s the one
Wishing there’s someone willing to listen.
is sometimes the
best feeling in the
I can’t stop thinking about you.
visible and more
often way harder to
I really miss talking to you.
on your lips
now can’t live without
She’s terrible in expressing her feelings.
and loved by
you is a wonderful
No more chances left to give.
mean removing people
from our lives for
I’m a better person loving you.
pretending I don”t
love you is terribly
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
She just loves everything about him.
matter anymore still
makes me feel sad
The book is about Leo Gursky, a very interesting character, a Holocaust survivor from Poland, now in his eighties and living by himself, already had a serious heart attack and only wants not to die on a day he went unseen and so he attracts attention to himself in public while waiting for death to take him.
I enjoyed this book so much, the characters — Leo Gursky most of all, the story — hilarious and sad at the same time, the very beautiful writing of Nicole Krauss. Like the A Song of Ice and Fire series, I liked that the story was told by alternating narrators. The only difference is that in this book, I adored all the voices, there wasn’t any narrator/chapter I found anxious to get through. Every one was engaging.
The History of Love is one great example of a book about life and love. Amazing read. Highly recommended.
“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”
“What about you? Are you happiest and saddest right now that you’ve ever been?” “Of course I am.” “Why?” “Because nothing makes me happier and nothing makes me sadder than you.”
“I want to say somewhere: I’ve tried to be forgiving. And yet. There were times in my life, whole years, when anger got the better of me. Ugliness turned me inside out. There was a certain satisfaction in bitterness. I courted it. It was standing outside, and I invited it in.”
“The truth is the thing I invented so I could live.”
“There are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone.”
Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Pure love for another person, and what people call romantic love, are two different things. Pure love doesn’t manipulate the relationship to one’s advantage, but romantic love is different. Romantic love contains other elements—the desire to be loved by the other person, for instance. If purely loving another was enough, you wouldn’t suffer because of unrequited love. As long as the other person was happy, there wouldn’t be any need to suffer because you weren’t being loved in return. What makes people suffer is the desire to be loved by another person. So I decided that romantic love and pure love for a person are not the same. And that by following this you could lessen the pain of unrequited love.~Haruki Murakami
Wondering if she matters to anyone.
someone who’d really
believe that I am
They loved each other…
lost but neither
do I wanna be
Now it’s all just faded memories.
The Sorrows of Young Werther is an epistolary novel said to be semi-autobiographical that earned Johann Wolfgang van Goethe great success.
The main theme is love. Young Werther can’t help falling in love with Lotte. The story itself was simple but the pangs of unrequited love came in varying degrees and was expressed well. Loving someone but knowing that you have to keep it to yourself and pull away from that person was just unbearable for Werther. Many people say that a person’s heart has more control over someone than their mind and this book is just the perfect example for that. And that is what probably made this book popular, important and admired by many.
Apart from love, mental health or depression is also a theme to consider from this novel. There was probably a deeper issue with Werther aside from the pain his suffering from unrequited love. Bipolar depression maybe wasn’t known then but Werther spends his days feeling everything in extremes. Charlotte was the core of his happiness and sorrows. Every encounter with her is damaging his fragile mind until he finally reached his limits.
To be quite honest, I personally find this overly dramatic but then, I guess we can’t help it sometimes specially when it comes to our heart’s strongest desires.
“I have so much in me, and the feeling for her absorbs it all; I have so much, and without her it all comes to nothing.”
“It’s true that nothing in this world makes us so necessary to others as the affection we have for them.”
“I treat my heart like a sick child and gratify its every fancy.”
“He values my understanding and talents more highly than my heart, but I am proud of the latter only. It is the sole source of everything of our strength, happiness, and misery. All the knowledge I possess every one else can acquire, but my heart is exclusively my own.”
“I examine my own being, and find there a world, but a world rather of imagination and dim desires, than of distinctness and living power. Then everything swims before my senses, and I smile and dream while pursuing my way through the world.”
Rating: 3.5/5 stars