“Maybe the greatest madness is to see life as it is rather than what it could be.”

Don Quixote, Cervantes
(via seabois)

“I have this strange feeling that I’m not myself anymore. It’s hard to put into words, but I guess it’s like I was fast asleep, and someone came, disassembled me, and hurriedly put me back together again. That sort of feeling.”

– Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart (via introspectivepoet)

“You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.”

– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via booksquoteslove)

“When she fucked up, all those years ago, just a little girl terrified into paralysis, she collapsed into the enigma of herself. And that could have happened to me, but I saw where it led for her. So I still believe in the Great Perhaps, and I can believe in it in spite of having lost her.”

– John Green Looking for alaska (via alaskadur)

“I knew I loved you
when ‘home’ went from being a place
to being a person.”

– Eric Micha’el Levanthal. (via mysharona1987)

“People say love isn’t supposed to be painful. But maybe the best things in life are the ones that hurt the most after they’re gone.”

Julie Johnson, Say the Word (via reading-is—breathing)

“So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”

– Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (via harryjames-holmes)

“Sometimes you break your heart in the right way, if you know what I mean.”

Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram (via wordsnquotes)

“What good is a life lived as if it made no difference at all to the great life of the world? A sadder thing I cannot imagine. Why should not a mother say to herself, if I raise this child aright, if I love and care for her, she shall live a life that brings joy to those about her, and thus I have changed the world? Why should not the farmer that plants a seed say to his neighbor, the seed I plant today will feed someone, and that is how I change the world today?… Each creature in the world should consider this thing, every moment of the heart’s beating. Otherwise, what is the point of arising each day?”

– Fool-Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb (via snkrfnd)

“But you cant shut everyone out. I mean you have to have someone to love…someone to hold on to… someone—”

– Hubert Selby Jr. - Requiem for a dream (via books-and-cookies)

“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 really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.”

– Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (via bookquotesbook)

“But things work out, you know. Even if it doesn’t feel okay for a long time, or even if it feels like things will never be okay again, everything works out in the end.”

– Lauren Morrill, Meant to Be (via bookquotesbook)

“Open your minds, my friends. We all fear what we do not understand.”

– Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol (via bookquotesbook)