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We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.
― Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (via favbookquote)
And now we’re supposed to go back to our normal lives. That’s what people do. They have these amazing experiences with another person, and then they just go home and clean the bathroom or whatever.
When It Happens (Susane Colasanti)
The Leaves As Ashes

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I used to think that when you got old, you envied the young. But now I see that you only ever envy yourself and who you used to be. You only ever look at young people and wonder how you survived all that.

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The road has its own reasons and no two travelers will have the same understanding of those reasons. If indeed they come to an understanding of them at all.
Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing (via likeafieldmouse)

The great feminist author and critic Gloria Steinem did a television interview shortly after she lost her husband. The interviewer asked her if she was depressed.

'I’m not depressed,' she said. 'I’m sad.'

The interviewer asked her the difference. ‘When you’re depressed, nothing has any meaning,’ she replied. ‘When you’re sad, everything does.’

And I can’t
help
but to run my fingers
down your spine
like you are my
favorite
book. But I still
cannot read you,
you are
your own language.
Your pages are
tired and torn,
but I want you,
I want it all.
Michelle K., “Like a Book” (via oofpoetry)
I do not need to get used to your silence. I already know it. I quite possibly love all of it.
― Ernest Hemingway, The Complete Short Stories (via blackwhiteandcolour)

That’s the problem with heartbreak: to you it’s like an atomic bomb and to the world it’s just really cliché, because in the end we all have the same experience.

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Small steps may appear unimpressive, but don’t be deceived. They are the means by which perspectives are subtly altered, mountains are gradually scaled, and lives are drastically changed.
 Richelle E. Goodrich (via creatingaquietmind)
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.
George Carlin (via lampoona)