“I am my heart’s undertaker. Daily I go and retrieve its tattered remains, place them delicately into its little coffin, and bury it in the depths of my memory, only to have to do it all again tomorrow.”—Emilie Autumn (via rainier)
“I cannot help but wonder, however, if we do not invent our own destiny, design our own fate, to suit our circumstances. How much of love is a trick of the mind, a mere feat of verbal acrobatics, to accommodate persons who just happen to cross our path and who suit our needs at one particular moment in time?”—Anita Shreve, All He Ever Wanted (via quote-book)
“You always hurt the ones you love, the ones, you shouldn’t hurt at all. You always take the sweetest rose and crush it until the pedals fall. You always break the kindest hearts, with the hasty word you can’t recall. If I broke your heart last night, it’s because I love you most of all.”—(via christheorange)
“Sometimes she believed that she would never experience a better feeling than when she was looking at her, would never see anything or anybody bursting with more life and spirit. Sometimes she felt she needed to inhale it and place it in a storage area in her soul. Just in case.”—
“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald. (via ohregardlessof)
Oh the body swayed to music, oh the lightning glance. If I would give it all and all Maybe you would hear me ask for half a chance. Hearing only one root note planted firmly in the ground undo my heart, unzip my body and lend to my ear a clear and a deafening sound..