قمة العظمه…..أن تبتسم وفي عينيك الف دمعه… The pinnacle of excellence is to...– Arabic Proverb (via arabswagger)
Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.– Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: The Story of a Last Request (via larmoyante)
THE WORST KIND
There’s something terribly tragic about unrequited love. Some have even committed suicide over it. Yet in a sense what could be more romantic? An “untried” love is virtually without limits precisely because, never really having begun, there’s been no time for disillusionment to set in. The beloved—frequently distant, uninterested, unavailable, or unapproachable—can remain...
I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around...– John Green, Looking for Alaska
A whole lifetime was too short to bring out, the full flavour; to extract every...– Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway (via fuckyeahvirginiawoolf)
It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.– Vladimir Nabokov (via restaurer)
I knew it the first of the summer, I knew it the same at the end, That you and your love were plighted, But couldn’t you be my friend? Couldn’t we sit in the twilight, Couldn’t we walk on the shore With only a pleasant friendship To bind us, and nothing more? There was not a word of folly Spoken between us two, Though we lingered oft in the garden Till the roses were wet with dew. We touched on a...
I AM NOT YOURS
I am not yours, not lost in you, Not lost, although I long to be Lost as a candle lit at noon, Lost as a snowflake in the sea. You love me, and I find you still A spirit beautiful and bright, Yet I am I, who long to be Lost as a light is lost in light. Oh plunge me deep in love — put out My senses, leave me deaf and blind, Swept by the tempest of your love, A taper in a rushing wind.
"THE SILENT LOVER"
To be in love and to say nothing about it – this seems to me the most elegant (and perhaps the only sensible) form of romantic attachment. It’s a sentiment poetry and music only occasionally address – the best pop song on this theme is The Band’s “It Makes No Difference” with the great line, “Now there’s no love as true as the love that dies untold” – but...
The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am...– Charlotte Brontë (via vanished)
Lately I’ve been thinking about who I want to love, and how I want to love, and...– Andrea Gibson (via jexjes-jessica)
Tempted and twenty and lighter than air We were limitless then but then I didn’t care ‘cause the river still ran at the end of your street and the earth didn’t turn unless churned by our feet Before I feared flying and you fell from grace there was something like hope in the look on your face when you showed me your scars and I showed you my lines and the blood turned to ink down the length of...
IF WE MUST BE
If we must be memories moments carved out of time by careless blades indifferent to wounds they leave behind let us be of golden days and hearthside autumn nights of eyes that caught each flame and robbed it of its living light If we must be whispers along empty midnight halls faded smiles in gilded frames to line their somber walls let our breath then find the weight of words we left unsaid and...
MOMENTS IN TIME
As I grow older, I sometime sit and reflect, on those meaningful moments of my youth, and of those passionate and at times lustful encounters, and wonder why they lasted but a moment in time. Perhaps it was a need that simply needed to be filled, of youthful and ranging hormones, and yet not all of those moments were confined, too indiscretions of youth. I ask myself, were they simply lustful...
Emotions, in my experience, aren’t covered by single words. I don’t believe in...– Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex (via talkativolive)
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.– Rudyard Kipling (via eternalsages)
Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not...– Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 38
Going to a new school somewhere I never went, This couldn’t happen to me, this I never even dreamt Thoughts line up in my head, The ones that I truly dread How might my new class mates be Would they pick on me, Or would they tease me How many times did my mother tell me to stay strong, That only the things in your head are what make you act wrong, And also that things change due to the...
A BRIEF ENCOUNTER
A whispered word, a moment in time, a passing glance, a dimpled smile, a longing look, long flaxen hair, a seasoned past… a time to share. While the years between us could not be denied, we found for moment we could hold back time. How odd our encounter must have seemed, as we quietly spoke, of lost loves and dreams. We shared a few moments, but our time was brief, for your...
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think...– Haruki Murakami
The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have...– Oscar Wilde (via sisterwolf)
DO YOU EVER HAVE THOSE DAYS?
Those days when everything seems to go wrong. Like everything that could possibly go wrong, does. Nothing goes right, everything goes left. When you’re rushing to work and on the way your path is blocked because of a road accident. Or you have an important meeting and you’re all groomed for it and then it rains and you don’t have an umbrella and you don’t have a car so you have to walk under the...
The question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I, or the others, crazy?– Albert Einstein (via inyouthwelearn-butitneversinksin)
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth.– Benjamin Disraeli (via bwayrose)
Yes, my consuming desire is to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers,...– Sylvia Plath (via alfsaga)
I dreamed you, I wished for your existence.– Anaïs Nin (via seabois)
One of the cruelest things you can do to another person is pretend you care...– Douglas Coupland (via fleshscars)
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be...– Aldous Huxley, Point Counter Point (via honeyforthehomeless)
Horatio: Mr Smith, we believe it was you who murdered the young man.
Will Smith: How would you know it was me?
Horatio: Let's just say...
You left "fresh prints"...
YOU READ A NOVEL.
A novel set in a world you recognise, featuring characters you relate to. You get wrapped up in the novel; moved by it. You’re inspired. You feel a sense of loss at having finished it while at the same time carrying something new. Knowledge. Ideas. Perspective. Perhaps the novel motivates you to change. Perhaps the protagonist said “yes” where you would have said “no” and got carried on some...
They say that things become much more easier to deal with when you have long forgotten how to care. That pain is much more bearable because, in time, you become cold and numb. A wall made of the strongest bricks and just as tall never to be broken down by even the most monumental, impossible situation. I have heard these things for years and have taken each carefully articulated phrase to heart —...
And then black night. That blackness was sublime. I felt distributed through...– Vladmir Nabokov, Pale Fire (via avesilves)
THE THINGS WE WANT TO HEAR BUT NEVER WILL
Dear you, You who walks with shoulders slumped from bearing my weight. You who can’t look people straight in the eyes for fear of revealing the secrets that I force you to hide. You who goes to sleep at night wishing you won’t see the sun rising on me tomorrow. You who squints against your blurry sight trying to look for something worthwhile to hold on to but your vision fails you. Or I fail to...
We all have monsters. Not under our beds, not in our closets, not in the dark spaces of our rooms. They are inside us. They dwell in the darkest corners of our minds and hearts. They feed on our sadness and pain and fears and insecurities. Living in our world today has made these monsters very strong. Some people have more strength in them to fight off these monsters but there are also unlucky...
An Open Letter to Bitter Narcissism
Dearest Narcissism, Hello. I think it’s about time we had a little talk. A little clear-the-air session. You’ve been biting at my ankles like the angry bitch you are for some time now; ever since it dawned on you that I wasn’t going to worship you for the body your ex-husband paid for. But I’m getting ahead of myself, let me track back some. When we first met you were nice to me and I...
Youth is like having a big plate of candy. Sentimentalists think they want to be...– F. Scott Fitzgerald, in This Side of Paradise (via jayarrarr)
If you could live inside my head and watch the films that play on repeat, the...
Some people are so poor, that all they have is money.
Maybe there’s something you’re afraid to say, or someone you’re afraid to love,...– John Green (via s0uhaitent)
It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember...– ― Chuck Palahniuk, Diary: A Novel
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the...– James Baldwin (via wordpainting)
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything....– Aldous Huxley; Brave New World (via wordpainting)
Saying ‘I notice you’re a nerd’ is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather...– John Green (via nuper)
See, I’m the worst breed of human. Let me explain. Some people are dead inside....– Isn’t It Pretty To Think So? by Nick Miller (via settyourselfonfire)
Words push up but won’t flow out. It seems someone has inked my pen ill and not accordingly.
Where the mountains touch the sky Where poets DREAM, where eagles fly A secret place above the crowds Just beneath marshmallow clouds Lift your eyes to a snowy peak And see the soon- to- be we seek Whisper DREAMS and let them rise To the mountains old and wise Climbers climb, it’s time to try Where the mountains touch the sky Take me there. Oh take me now Someway, Someday,...
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream―and not make dreams your...
Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My god, do you learn.– C. S. Lewis (via pavorst)
Laters, baby.– Fifty Shades of Grey, E. L. James.
25 Things To Do Before You Turn 25 1. Make peace with your parents. Whether...– January Nelson, 06/25/12, http://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/25-things-to-do-before-you-turn-25/ (via lydiamichelle)