“'I hope,' said Martin, 'that one day she will make you happy, but I very much doubt it.'
‘What a pessimist you are!’ exclaimed Candide.
‘That is because I know what life is,’ said Martin.”—Candide, Voltaire
“And there will come a time, you’ll see, with no more tears. And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears. Get over your hill and see what you find there, with grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.”—Mumford & Sons (via livenbee6y)
“I am jealous of those who think more deeply, who write better, who draw better, who ski better, who look better, who live better, who love better than I.”—The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (via thenocturnals)
“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”—E.E. Cummings (via librarian-esque)
“There could not have been a lovelier sight; but there was none to see it except a little boy who was staring in at the window. He had ecstasies innumerable that other children can never know; but he was looking through the window at the one joy from which he must be for ever barred.”—J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan (via starsmended)
“Compared to that, love…is exhausting, it hurts. It’s an inflammable product. I’m tired of it. What I need isn’t a boyfriend…It’s a warrior who would protect me. But I know that very well in reality, such a man does not exist.”—Ai Yazawa, Nana (via librarian-esque, glassdoll)