If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.
C.S. Lewis (via quotes-shape-us)
When you love someone… truly love them, friend or lover, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a part of yourself that you give to no one else, and you let them inside a part of you that only they can hurt—you literally hand them the razor with a map of where to cut deepest and most painfully on your heart and soul. And when they do strike, it’s crippling—like having your heart carved out. It leaves you naked and exposed, wondering what you did to make them want to hurt you so badly when all you did was love them. What is so wrong with you that no one can keep faith with you? That no one can love you? To have it happen once is bad enough… but to have it repeated? Who in their right mind would not be terrified of that?
Sherrilyn Kenyon (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
If the introduction of my first roomie wasn’t bad enough, now we’ve got the racism card being played right off the bat with the second
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care that they get.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Be committed, not attached. But more importantly, know the difference.
Kai, Lessons in Life #21 (via lilgivenchyprincess)
We boil at different degrees.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I won’t beg someone to love me.
I learned long ago that there is no use in hopeless pleas of trying to make someone stay. I am too good to chase someone who does not know my worth and I am too wild to keep waiting for someone who doesn’t acknowledge my value.
I want to be loved unconditionally. I shouldn’t have to fight so hard for it. I do not have the time to prove to someone that I am worth it.
I shouldn’t have to prove any of that; I am worth more than that.
Ming D. Liu, ”A Story A Day #138” (via mrsfscottfitzgerald)