April 23rd, 2014
When you’re lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you’ve just wandered off the path, that you’ll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and it’s time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don’t even know from which direction the sun rises anymore.
Elizabeth Gilbert (via observando)
Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.
Ann Brashares (via observando)

Katja Michael, She Came At Dawn

Katja Michael, She Came At Dawn

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Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.
Eric Roth (via observando)

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April 20th, 2014
Bottom line is, even if you see ‘em coming, you’re not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can’t help that. It’s what you do afterwards that counts. That’s when you find out who you are.
Joss Whedon (via observando)
You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via observando)
Despite your best efforts, people are going to be hurt when it’s time for them to be hurt.
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via observando)
Choosing a path meant having to miss out on others. She had a whole life to live, and she was always thinking that, in the future, she might regret the choices she made now. “I’m afraid of committing myself,” she thought to herself. She wanted to follow all possible paths and so ended up following none. Even in that most important area of her life, love, she had failed to commit herself. After her first romantic disappointment, she had never again given herself entirely. She feared pan, loss, and separation. These things were inevitable on the path to love, and the only way of avoiding them was by deciding not to take that path at all. In order not to suffer, you had to renounce love. It was like putting out your own eyes not to see the bad things in life.
Paulo Coelho, Brida (via observando)
Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens.
Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within (via observando)
I enjoy controlled loneliness. I like wandering around the city alone. I’m not afraid of coming back to an empty flat and lying down in an empty bed. I’m afraid of having no one to miss, of having no one to love.
Kuba Wojewodzki, Polish journalist and comedian (via dysenterygay)

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