Nostalgic Nihilism.

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up.

—Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum (via cityandcolourblind)

(Source: thresca, via cityandcolourblind)

Stop saying it’s okay when your soul’s bleeding. Stop trying to dodge knives that always end up in the depths of your heart. Stop looking to the ceiling hoping that tears won’t overflow. Stop taking people’s shit. Walk away. Fuck them all.

—E.B., Self advice (via cityandcolourblind)

(Source: loveless-people, via cityandcolourblind)

If you like her but are trying to play it too cool showing her she’s not that important stop that shit right now. Grow up before she’s gone.

—Mark Patterson  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: kushandwizdom, via thatkindofwoman)

I chose to live in hypothesis; longing sustained me.
In fact, what I needed most was longing, which you seem
to have achieved in stasis,
but which I have found in change, in departure.

—Louise Glück, from The Traveler (via violentwavesofemotion)

You don’t test a gentle person the way that you don’t steep tea for too long. Submerge me and I will imbue, and what was sweet will be bitter. I will be strong on your tongue and unpleasant to the taste, and you’ll regret drowning me in your guile.

My gentleness is not for your taking.