The best of times, The worst of times.

“I still find writing very mysterious, even years after I wrote my first book. I’m not sure what it is that compels a person to continue to play make-believe even after they are an adult. My favorite book is a collection of short stories by Raymond Carver called ‘What We Talk about When We Talk about Love.’ In the closing lines of the title book, Carver says, ‘I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone’s heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making. Not one of us moved. Not even when the room went dark.’

I think that that’s what writing is. It’s listening for that beating heart and when we hear it, it’s our job to decipher it to the best of our abilities.”

—   Bill Borgan, Stuck in Love (via chelseaevers)

“The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.”

—   Emil Ludwig (via hushedsweetnothings)

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“And I think you knew that all my hardness was there because underneath I was so soft that if anyone knew about it I would break.”

—   (via inivyandintwine)

““A man is lucky if he is the first love of a woman. A woman is lucky if she is the last love of a man.”
― Charles Dickens”

—   (via vixenlyvixen)

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“I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”

—   Pietro Aretino (via phocis)

(Source: phoenixmermaid)

“Understanding is what makes relationships.”

—   Imam Ali (AS)

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“Girls who run with the wolves aren’t here for boys to love.”

—   Unknown (via unculturedmag)