When a person tells you you hurt them, you don’t get to decide you didn’t.
You do not matter
enough to me anymore
to still upset me.
The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman’s love with no intention of loving her.
You’re someone I would’ve died for.
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.
Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
She always smiles. Inside, she’s dying.
You’re too near yet so far.
You’re allowed to miss the people who were bullets to you, but you’re not allowed to let them shoot you again.
Weekends spent with you
are the most adorable.
It’s killing her. He didn’t care.
True compassion is about not bruising the other person’s self-respect.
People will leave you, but that doesn’t mean it’s your fault.
Love is a hard word to define. You can love a lot of things about a person but still not love the whole person.
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.
So we connected
Unsaid bond I thought was made.
Then you fired the gun.
Power isn’t about doing something terrible to someone who’s weaker than you… It’s having the strength to do something terrible, and choosing not to.
-Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller
Everyone has gone through something that has changed them in a way that they could never go back to the person they once were.
If you lose someone but find yourself, you won.
Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.
Yes, I’m missing you…
I think it happens to everyone when they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. And so you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.
Respect other people’s feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.
-Roy T. Bennett
Ultimately, the worst kinds of pain do not come from your enemies,
but the people you trust and love.
People don’t always send messages in order to communicate the truth… just as people don’t always meet others in order to reveal their true selves.
-Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view — until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.
-Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
-George S. Patton
Some people are going to reject you, simply because you shine too bright for them.
And that’s okay. Keep shining!
Happy Sunday, homo sapiens!!! 🙂
Hell is the absence of the people you long for.
-Emily St. John Mandel
Be who you are. You are not everyone’s cup of tea and that’s OK.
If you are not crazy, I mean absolutely crazy about what you love, then I beg you, either find a way to be insanely crazy about it or throw it away.
You were not born with half an ass human, therefore, you have no right to half-ass the intensity in which you love.
– Christopher Poindexter
Sometimes it’s not the people who change, it’s the mask that falls off.
Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.
Your first kiss isn’t as important as your last. The math test really didn’t matter. The pie really did. The stuff you’re good at and the stuff you’re bad at are just different parts of the same thing. Same goes for the people you love and the people you don’t—and the people who love you and the people who don’t. The only thing that mattered was that you cared about a few people. Life is really, really short.
Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
But life isn’t something that should be edited. Life shouldn’t be cut. The only way you’ll ever discover what it truly means to be alive and human is by sharing the full experience of what it means to be human and each blemish and freckle that comes with it.
Sometimes your circle decreases in size, but increases in value.
Thank GOD for people that remain kind even when the world is not kind with them.
You should not have to rip yourself into pieces to keep others whole.
Never confuse people who are always around you
with people who are always there for you.
– Gee Linder