You are allowed to be alive. You are allowed to be somebody different. You are allowed to not say goodbye to anybody or explain a single thing to anyone, ever.

Augusten Burroughs  (via re-examine)
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I interviewed a woman who is terminally ill. ‘So,’ I tried to delicately ask, ‘What is it like to wake up every morning and know that you are dying?’ ‘Well,’ she responded, ‘What is it like to wake up every morning and pretend that you are not?’

Unknown  (via elauxe)
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I’ve had lots of happy moments. I’ve been lucky. But I always think the happiest moment hasn’t happened yet.

Carol Shields, The Republic of Love (via bookmania)
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But like every kiss, this one is an answer, a clumsy but tender answer to a question that eludes the power of language.

Sandor Marai, from Embers (via the-final-sentence)
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Let it all rain down, from the blood stained clouds. Come out to the sea my love…and just drown with me…

Daughter
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awritersruminations:

I feel nothing
but pain for the past
trying to separate
like old clothes
crumbling in a chest
what does not last
from what I can keep
trying to understand
how I fell
so short of what I intended
to do with my life.
How life twists and turns
against us. How a childhood
is not really understood
until it is lived
a second time
in memory.
How wonderful
and how terrible
it seems now
because it is gone
and because it was mine.

—Sarah Brown Weitzman, from “Looking Back" (via mitochondria)

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It’s not hard to own something. Or everything. You just have to know that it’s yours, and then be willing to let it go.

Neil Gaiman, Stardust (via bookmania)
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