There’s more of a challenge in being a hopeless romantic. An idealist. To be able to smile slowly so that you can feel the sugar in the corners of your lips...it’s too goddamn easy at this point to be an asshole -M.H.
You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.
Cheryl Strayed - Tiny Beautiful Things (via benzedrine)
But sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes we are sad but we don’t really know we are sad. So we say we aren’t sad. But really we are.
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time