Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night’s sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too. Lemony Snicket, Horseradish (via infamoussayings)

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Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost. Khalil Gibran (via wordsthat-speak)

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So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.

Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.

The Staying Philosophy (Everyday Isa)

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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. Sputnik Sweetheart (Haruki Murakami)

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Do you know what your problem is? You can’t live with the idea that someone might leave. John Green (via wordsthat-speak)

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It’s funny how some things are just words until one day, it happens to you, and it’s like an epiphany. Sometimes Never (Cheryl McIntyre)

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You know when you’re drowning, you don’t actually inhale until right before you black out. It’s called voluntary apnea. It’s like no matter how much you’re freaking out, the instinct to not let any water in is so strong that you won’t open your mouth until you feel like your head’s exploding. But then when you finally do let it in, that’s when it stops hurting. It’s not scary anymore. It’s actually kind of peaceful. Teen Wolf (via wordsthat-speak)

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People love talking, and I have never been a huge talker. I carry on an inner monologue, but the words often don’t reach my lips. Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)

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She was afraid of these things that made her suddenly wonder who she was, and what she was going to be in the world, and why she was standing at that minute, seeing a light, or listening, or staring up into the sky: alone. Carson McCullers (via wordsthat-speak)

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