“That’s what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending, performing. You get to love your pretense. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act.”—Jim Morrison (via raindropsonredroses)
So it seems I’m right back where I said I’d never be again. I’m starving for your eyes and starving for anything that’s yours. And swearing that this year will be different. And swearing that this year I won’t need anyone. We fall like shooting stars and autumn leaves, stay up later than the streetlights, promising what never could be.
“I don’t just want your heart. I want your flesh, your skin and blood and bones, your voice, your thoughts, your pulse and most of all your fingerprints, everywhere”—Isobel Thrilling | Submitted by lysergicacidiethylamide (via quote-book)
“You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything…affects everything.”—Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher (via quote-book)
“I believe this. When we meet those we fall in love with, there is an aspect of our spirit that is historian, a bit of a pedant who reminisces or remembers a meeting when the other has passed by innocently…but all parts of the body must be ready for the other, all atoms must jump in one direction for desire to occur.”—The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.”—Jodi Picoult (via littlemiss)
“I’m sorry for a lot of things, but most of all that I never got the chance to tell you that, no matter what happens next, I’ll never be anything but grateful for every moment I spent with you. And even though I keep fumbling for the right words, all I really wanted to say was thank you.”—In the Land of Women (2007) | Submitted by: bornonthe17th (via quote-book)