Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart.
~Winnie the Pooh
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
~Henry David Thoreau
Who can remember pain once it’s over? All that remains of it is a shadow, not in the mind even, in the flesh. Pain marks you, but too deep to see.
I sometimes get tired acting strong.
All you can do in life is to be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.
~Rita Mae Brown
The most confused we ever get is when we’re trying to convince our heads of something our heart knows is a lie.
~Karen Marie Moning
Being a good person does not protect you from bad people.
The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd – The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.
We don’t always get second chances.
Two people who were once very close can without blame or grand betrayal become strangers. Perhaps this is the saddest thing in the world.
Words left unsaid always stay forever.
You sometimes think you want to disappear, but all you really want is to be found.
Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.
Comparing yourself to others is deadly.
In a cruel world
I stand strong and gentle, though
full of wounds I am.
There are far too many silent sufferers. Not because they don't yearn to reach out, but because they've tried and found no one who cares. -Richelle E. Goodrich
Often it is the most deserving people who cannot help loving those who destroy them.
Sometimes, we create our own heartbreaks.
Even if you know what’s coming, you’re never prepared for how it feels.
We demand closure as though our lives were put together as neatly as novels, but the fact of the matter is they’re not. In real life, relationships are messy and poorly written, ending too early or too late, and sometimes in the middle of a sentence.
People will leave you, but that doesn’t mean it’s your fault.
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
Each person feels pain in his own way, each has his own scars.
Jobs fill your pocket,
Adventures fill your soul.
-Jaime Lyn Beatty
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
Silence isn’t empty,
it’s full of answers.
Sometimes it’s not the people who change, it’s the mask that falls off.
Memories warm you up in the inside. But they also tear you apart.
Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
Sometimes your circle decreases in size, but increases in value.
You should not have to rip yourself into pieces to keep others whole.
The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg.
It’s about what you’re made of, not the circumstances.