"I was twenty-one at the time, about to turn twenty-two. No prospect of graduating soon, and yet no reason to quit school. Caught in the most curiously depressing circumstances. For months I’d been stuck, unable to take one step in any new direction. The world kept moving on; I alone was at a standstill. In the autumn, everything took a desolate cast, the colors swiftly fading before my eyes. The sunlight, the smell of the grass, the faintest patter of rain, everything got on my nerves. How many times did I dream of catching a train at night?"
Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase (via whyallcaps)
"Sometimes skulls are thick. Sometimes hearts are vacant. Sometimes words don’t work."
James Frey, A Million Little Pieces (via wordsnquotes)
"He could build a city. Has a certain capacity. There’s a niche in his chest
where a heart would fit perfectly
and he thinks if he could just maneuver one into place –
well then, game over."
"Otters have a skin flap that forms a pocket so they can keep their favorite rock with them. They use this rock to break open mollusks when eating. Some otters go their entire lives carrying the same rock!” source
enough about sex positions has anyone discovered a reading position which doesn’t get uncomfortable after 5 minutes
"The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves."
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex (via larmoyante)
"Fuck the saying, ‘I love you to the moon and back.’
I love you to the end of every galaxy."
"Infinite, Forever, Always, etc." by Mindy Paul (via clumsy-catharsis)
"Grow up with me. Let’s run in fields and fear the dark together. Fall off swings, and burn special things, and both play outside in bad weather. Let’s eat badly. Let’s watch adults drink wine and laugh at their idiocy. Let’s sit in the back of the car, making eye contact with strangers driving past, making them uncomfortable. Not caring. Not swearing. Don’t fuck. Let’s both reclaim our superpowers; the ones we all have and lose with our milk teeth. The ability not to fear social awkwardness. To panic when locked in the cellar; still sure there’s something down there. And while picking from pillows each feather, let’s both stay away from the edge of the bed, forcing us closer together. Let’s sit in public, with ice cream all over both our faces; sticking our tongues out at passers by. Let’s cry. Let’s swim. Let’s everything. Let’s not find it funny lest someone falls over. Classical music is boring. Poetry baffles us both; there’s nothing that’s said is what’s meant. Plays are long, tiresom, sullend, and filled; with hours that could be spent rolling down hills, and grazing our knees on cement. Let’s hear stories and both lose our inocence. Learn about parents and forgiveness, death and morality, kindness and art, thus losing both of our innocent hearts, but at least we won’t do it apart. Grow up with me."
Keaton Henson, Grow Up with Me (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)