"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: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
"We wear clothes, and speak, and create civilizations, and believe we are more than wolves. But inside us there is a word we cannot pronounce and that is who we are."
Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
"And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long."
"That’s when you know you’ve found somebody really special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably share silence."
"Life is about doing things that don’t suck with people who don’t suck."
"When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside."