“They wanted to speak, but could not; tears stood in their eyes. They were both pale and thin; but those sick pale faces were bright with the dawn of a new future, of a full resurrection into a new life. They were renewed by love; the heart of each held infinite sources of life for the heart of the other.”—Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment (via lhommerevoltee)
Diane:That's something you say when something's over. Sam, I'm going away for six months, that's all. So no more of this "have a good life" stuff.
Sam:You never know. You could die, I could die. The world could end. One of us could bump our heads and wander the streets for the rest of their life with amnesia. Or maybe, one of us will decide they want something else.
Diane:None of those things will happen. I'll be back here. I will. I'll see you in six months, okay?
“I’m always soft for you, that’s the problem. You could come knocking on my door five years from now and I would open my arms wider and say, ‘Come here, it’s been too long, it felt like home with you.’”—Azra. T (via nicepen)
1. See it as something that is temporary. Even though it hurts now, it doesn’t mean it’s permanent. You’ll find other people who will treat you well – so be gentle on yourself and recognise that it will pass. 2. Learn to enjoy your own company. See it as a time to reflect on your life, and really…
But guys. This is important. Just because you find yourself in on a Friday night does NOT make you less of a person. Going out to eat alone is PERFECTLY fine. Movies alone, mani/pedis alone, coffee… What have you. All perfectly normal and actually more satisfying for some !
“I don’t mind what happens. That is the essence of inner freedom. It is a timeless spiritual truth: release attachment to outcomes, deep inside yourself, you’ll feel good no matter what.”—Jiddu Krishnamurti (via llbolek)
Sam: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.
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)
“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)
“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)
“…because people who talk about their dreams are actually trying to tell you things about themselves they’d never admit in normal conversation. It’s a way for people to be honest without telling the truth.”—Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story (via odaro)
“You know these things as thoughts, but your thoughts are not your experiences, they are an echo and after-effect of your experiences: as when your room trembles when a carriage goes past. I however am sitting in the carriage, and often I am the carriage itself. In a man who thinks like this, the dichotomy between thinking and feeling, intellect and passion, has really disappeared. He feels his thoughts. He can fall in love with an idea. An idea can make him ill.”—Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (via quintessenceofacliche)
"To look at people in capitalist society and conclude that human nature is egoism, is like looking at people in a factory where pollution is destroying their lungs and saying that it is human nature to cough."
“I am not a single and passing being. My life is not a moment’s bright spark like that on the surface of a diamond. I go beneath the ground tortuously, as if a warder carried a lamp from cell to cell. My destiny has been that I remember and must weave together, must plait into one cable the many threads, the thin, the thick, the broken, the enduring of our long history, of our tumultuous and varied day.”—Virginia Woolf — from The Waves (via slothnorentropy)
“Drifting off to sleep, I thought about her. How nobody is perfect. How you just have to close your eyes and breathe out and let the puzzle of the human heart be what it is.”—Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees (via bookmania)
“A great deal of what goes under the name of love is seeking for success, for approval. One needs someone to tell one not only at four o’clock in the afternoon but also at eight and at ten and at twelve: “You’re fine, you’re all right, you are doing well” […..] People do not see that the main question is not: “Am I loved?” Which is to a large extent the question: “Am I approved of? Am I protected? Am I admired?” The main question is: “Can I love?””—Erich Fromm // The Selfish Capitalist: Origins of Affluenza // James Oliver // p.48-49 (via evokit-notes)
“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”—Anaïs Nin (via loveyourchaos)
“I’m always afraid that my absurd manner may discredit the thought or the leading idea. I have no elocution. My gestures are always inappropriate, and that makes people laugh, and degrades my ideas. I’ve no sense of proportion, either, and that’s the great thing; that’s the chief thing in fact… I know it’s better for me to sit still and keep quiet. When I persist in keeping quiet, I seem very sensible, and what’s more I think things over. But now it’s better for me to talk.”—Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot. (via kirstylouloumitchell)
“Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.”—C.G. Jung (via quotes-shape-us)