“There’s no need to wait for the bad things and bullshit to be over. Change now. Love now. Live now. Don’t wait for people to give you permission to live, because they won’t.” ― Kris Carr, Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It! “I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.” ― Francois Sagon “The Heart wants what it wants – or else it does not care” ― Emily Dickinson “They had an ordinary life, full of ordinary things-if love can ever be called that.” ― Leigh Bardugo, Ruin and Rising “I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don’t know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasize my loneliness.” ― Anaïs Nin “Jace broke off the kiss and stepped back with an exhale; before Clary could say anything, a chorus of sarcastic applause broke out from the nearby hill. Simon, Isabelle, and Alec waved at them. Jace bowed while Clary stepped back slightly sheepishly, hooking her thumbs into the belt of her jeans Jace sighed. “Shall we join our annoying, voyeuristic friends?” “Unfortunately, that’s the only kind of friends we have.” ― Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire “Do you think it’s easy for me? No, I don’t remember you. I don’t remember holding you or talking to you or falling in love with you—but I walk around with a giant hole in my heart all the time. I feel your absence every second of the day. It aches and nothing soothes it. Losing you is bad enough, but I don’t even get the comfort of remembering that I had you once. -Haden” ― Gwen Hayes, Falling Under “I had fallen too far. I was in love with Rush Finlay.” ― Abbi Glines, Fallen Too Far “Why is it so hard to articulate love yet so easy to express disappointment?” ― Kaui Hart Hemmings, The Descendants “Have you ever felt the longing for someone you could admire? For something, not to look down at, but up to?” ― Ayn Rand “That I shall love always, I argue thee that love is life, and life hath immortality” ― Emily Dickinson “There is peace even in the storm” ― Vincent Van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh “I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do. I am going to write fire until it comes out of my ears, my eyes, my noseholes–everywhere. Until it’s every breath I breathe. I’m going to go out like a fucking meteor!” ― Audre Lorde “Your inner strength is your outer foundation” ― Allan Rufus “You’re better than seven years of food. You’re better than windows. You’re even better than the sky.” ― Shannon Hale, Book of a Thousand Days “Sought we the Scrivani word-work of Surthur Long-lost in ledger all hope forgotten. Yet fast-found for friendship fair the book-bringer Hot comes the huntress Fela, flushed with finding Breathless her breast her high blood rising To ripen the red-cheek rouge-bloom of beauty. “That sort of thing,” Simmon said absently, his eyes still scanning the pages in front of him. I saw Fela turn her head to look at Simmon, almost as if she were surprised to see him sitting there. No, it was almost as if up until that point, he’d just been occupying space around her, like a piece of furniture. But this time when she looked at him, she took all of him in. His sandy hair, the line of his jaw, the span of his shoulders beneath his shirt. This time when she looked, she actually saw him. Let me say this. It was worth the whole awful, irritating time spent searching the Archives just to watch that moment happen. It was worth blood and the fear of death to see her fall in love with him. Just a little. Just the first faint breath of love, so light she probably didn’t notice it herself. It wasn’t dramatic, like some bolt of lightning with a crack of thunder following. It was more like when flint strikes steel and the spark fades almost too fast for you to see. But still, you know it’s there, down where you can’t see, kindling.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear “I’ve been in love with you since you helped me bury that spider in my garden, and you sang with me like we were singing “Amazing Grace” instead of “The Itsy, Bitsy Spider.” I’ve loved you since you quoted Hamlet like you understood him, since you said you loved ferris wheels more than roller coasters because life shouldn’t be lived at full speed, but in anticipation and appreciation. I read and re-read your letters to Rita because I felt like you’d opened up a little window into your soul, and the light was pouring out with every word. They weren’t even for me, but it didn’t matter. I loved every word, every thought, and I loved you . . . so much.” ― Amy Harmon, Making Faces “What made you fall in love with a prostitute?” “I didn’t understand it myself at the time. But I’ve thought about it since, and I think it was because, knowing that your body would never be mine alone, I had to concentrate on conquering your soul.” ― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes “To love another human in all of her splendor and imperfect perfection , it is a magnificent task…tremendous and foolish and human.” ― Louise Erdrich, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse “Contrary to what we may have been taught to think, unnecessary and unchosen suffering wounds us but need not scar us for life. It does mark us. What we allow the mark of our suffering to become is in our own hands.” ― bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions “I love you, Missy girl. Even if I can’t be with you, know that I’m here. So, that’s it. More than the stars, Taylor. More than the stars.” ― Chelsea M. Cameron, My Favorite Mistake “Valentine Weather Kiss me with rain on your eyelashes, come on, let us sway together, under the trees, and to hell with thunder.” ― Edwin Morgan, A Book of Lives “One heart cannot serve two masters.” ― Robin LaFevers, Grave Mercy “It’s become impossible to deny he means something to me.” ― Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door “think when it’s all over it just comes back in flashes, you know? It’s like a kaleidoscope of memories; it just all comes back. But he never does. I think part of me knew the second I saw him that this would happen. It’s not really anything he said, or anything he did ― it was the feeling that came along with it. Crazy thing is, I don’t know if I’m ever going to feel that way again. But I don’t know if I should. I knew his world moved too fast and burned too bright, but I just thought, ‘How can the devil be pulling you toward someone who looks so much like an angel when he smiles at you?’ Maybe he knew that when he saw me. I guess I just lost my balance. I think that the worst part of it all wasn’t losing him. It was losing me.” ― Taylor Swift “The difference between the love of a man and the love of a woman is that a man will always give reasons for loving, but a woman gives no reasons for loving.” ― Fulton J. Sheen, Life Is Worth Living “Gabe?” The newchild stirred slightly in his sleep. Jonas looked over at him. “There could be love”, Jonas whispered.” ― Lois Lowry, The Giver “Never fall in love?” “Always,” said the count. “I am always in love.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises “But where was God now, with heaven full of astronauts, and the Lord overthrown? I miss God. I miss the company of someone utterly loyal. I still don’t think of God as my betrayer. The servants of God, yes, but servants by their very nature betray. I miss God who was my friend. I don’t even know if God exists, but I do know that if God is your emotional role model, very few human relationships will match up to it. I have an idea that one day it might be possible, I thought once it had become possible, and that glimpse has set me wandering, trying to find the balance between earth and sky. If the servants hadn’t rushed in and parted us, I might have been disappointed, might have snatched off the white samite to find a bowl of soup. As it is, I can’t settle, I want someone who is fierce and will love me until death and know that love is as strong as death, and be on my side for ever and ever. I want someone who will destroy and be destroyed by me. There are many forms of love and affection, some people can spend their whole lives together without knowing each other’s names. Naming is a difficult and time-consuming process; it concerns essences, and it means power. But on the wild nights who can call you home? Only the one who knows your name. Romantic love has been diluted into paperback form and has sold thousands and millions of copies. Somewhere it is still in the original, written on tablets of stone. I would cross seas and suffer sunstroke and give away all I have, but not for a man, because they want to be the destroyer and never the destroyed.” ― Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit “if they put an iron circle around your neck I will bite it away” ― Toni Morrison, Beloved

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