I’m never gonna wait that extra twenty minutes to text you back, and I’m never gonna play hard to get when I know your life has been hard enough already. When we all know everyone’s life has been hard enough already, it’s hard to watch the game we make of love, like everyone’s playing checkers with their scars, saying checkmate whenever they get out without a broken heart.
Be crumbled so wildflowers will come up where you are. You have been stony for too many years. Try something different. Surrender.
Rumi (via ironwavess)
A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid any more.
John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via awelltraveledwoman)
Growth is painful. Change is painful.But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.
Mandy Hale (via skyschai)
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness…
Kurt Vonnegut (via purplebuddhaproject)
Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong.
Emma Watson (#HeForShe)