||Just forget it.
||I did the best I could when I was with you. You're right. I have blind spots, and I was not a very good boyfriend. But I have never tried harder with any woman in my life. We had some bad times, but the good times we had were some of the best in my life.
6:27 pm • 22 April 2014 • 1 note
“Amazing how the heart clutches at anything familiar, whimpering, Mine! Mine!”
— The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood (via fyeahliteraryquotes)
(Source: , via teachingliteracy)
8:06 am • 18 April 2014 • 702 notes
Virtually all major social theorists have seen the expectancies and predictions of received social theory violated by emergent patterns of social and institutional organization. They have seen social, economic and political revolutions transform the character of the societies in which they lived.
They have noted the rise of new institutions and classes.
To social analysts, living in the midst of changes in the organizing principles of modern social orders, understanding these events has been and remains a perplexing problem that is not comprehensible in terms of received theory. Seen from this perspective, social theory has been a continuous attempt to find patterns and meanings that might help clarify, interpret, order, and understand the maze of events which from the perception of laymen would otherwise be incomprehensible.
— Arthur J. Vidich, “Social theory and the substantive problems of sociology” (via socio-logic)
(Source: reblogging4reference, via socio-logic)
11:18 pm • 25 March 2014 • 21 notes
“Now you see. We are all fugitives. We have always been fugitives from the void. Whatever comfort, whatever power we gain from outside of ourselves diminishes us — because comfort and power, unless they are won from the void inside of us, are illusions that make us forget the emptyness that carries us. When we forget that, we believe we deserve comfort and power and so are capable of any evil. We deserve nothing but what we make of ourselves. We deserve nothing else. And when we understand that, then nothing is enough.”
— A. A. Attanasio (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)
10:56 am • 24 March 2014 • 390 notes
Against everything I used to think, feel, and believe, I’m going.
10:55 am • 24 March 2014
“When something bothered me, I didn’t talk with anyone about it. I thought it over all by myself, came to a conclusion, and took action alone. Not that I really felt lonely. I thought that’s just the way things are. Human beings, in the final analysis, have to survive on their own.”
— Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart (via slowimpulse)
(Source: splitterherzen, via eyeslikesummer)
9:52 am • 24 March 2014 • 46,674 notes
“I have ruined relationships for fear of ruining those relationships.”
— Neil Hilborn (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: oppen-heimer-style, via caitlinellise)
9:40 am • 21 March 2014 • 104,108 notes