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You must learn her.

You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.

You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.

And, this is how you keep her.

This is How you Lose Her, Junot Diaz  (via passionnedenoir) —

I’ve waited a long time to show these flowers how pretty you are.

Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear (via feellng)

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From our ugliness will grow the soul of the world.

Andrei Platonov (via larmoyante) —

You guys are fed a lot of cynicism every day, but this country has always been built both through individual initiative and a sense of common purpose.

Don’t get cynical. Guard against cynicism. The truth of the matter is that for all the challenges we face, all the problems that we have, if you had to choose any time in human history to be born, you’d choose this time.

Terrible things happen around the world every single day, but the trend lines of progress are unmistakable.

President Obama during the Tumblr Q&A. (via melissaanelli)

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You kiss me with your mouth wide open like you’re not afraid of swallowing poison. I taste the good and bad in you and want them both. We call this bravery.

Anita Ofokansi, Literary Sexts (via dirtydamsel)

(Source: larmoyante)

Good people are like candles; they burn themselves up to give others light

Turkish Proverb (via rad-rainbows) —

He saw her before he saw anything else in the room.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (via thatkindofwoman)

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Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness

Katherine Henson (via psych-facts) —

Marry someone you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

My mum (via everybodysgotadarkside97) —

Moonlight is the proof that there will always be light in darkness

(via beauhotiful) —

It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.

John Steinbeck  (via mayjuniperjuly)

(Source: likeafieldmouse)

Sure the world breeds monsters, but kindness grows just as wild….

Mary Karr, The Liars’ Club (with thanks to dabacahin) —

Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.

Margaret Atwood  (via thatkindofwoman)

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“The probability of separate worlds meeting is very small. The lure of it is immense. We send starships. We fall in love.”  
- Jeanette Winterson

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day.

Calvin and Hobbes   (via -explosive) —