“My idea of good company…is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.’ 'You are mistaken,' said he gently, 'that is not good company, that is the best.” ― Jane Austen, Persuasion
“No matter how hard you try, there are times when things just don’t go as planned. And, it’s not because you are doing something wrong. It is because the thing you are after is not designed for you. It is not a part of your destiny.” ― Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“Emotions come and go and can’t be controlled so there’s no reason to worry about them. That in the end, people should be judged by their actions since in the end it was actions that defined everyone.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song
“In my mind, I can see the greatest story have yet to be told. In thy mind, only I can feel, and understand. In thy mind, only I can see the real her, and within her, despite her dark skies, and grey clouds, her heart blooms like the grandest, most beautiful sun flower anyone can imagine. In thy mind, I see you.” - Eleanor
“She tastes like nectar and salt. Nectar and salt and apples. Pollen and stars and hinges. She tastes like fairy tales. Swan maiden at midnight. Cream on the tip of a fox’s tongue. She tastes like hope.”—Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke and Bone (via creatingaquietmind)
“Embrace aging. It’s very simple. As you grow, you learn more. if you stayed at twenty-two, you’d always be as ignorant as you were at twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s also the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.”—Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
“Maybe I’m dreaming you. Maybe you’re dreaming me; maybe we only exist in each other’s dreams and every morning when we wake up we forget all about each other.” ― Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife
The sun has come. The mist has gone. We see in the distance… our long way home. I was always yours to have. You were always mine. We have loved each other in and out of time. When the first stone looked up at the blazing sun and the first tree struggled up from the forest floor I had always loved you more. You freed your braids… gave your hair to the breeze. It hummed like a hive of honey bees. I reached in the mass for the sweet honey comb there…. Mmmm…God how I love your hair. You saw me bludgeoned by circumstance. Lost, injured, hurt by chance. I screamed to the heavens….loudly screamed…. Trying to change our nightmares to dreams… The sun has come. The mist has gone. We see in the distance our long way home. I was always yours to have. You were always mine. We have loved each other in and out in and out in and out of time.
“Never try to do anything that is outside of who you are. A forced smile is a sign of what feels wrong in your heart, so recognize it when it happens. Living a lie will reduce you to one.”—― Ashly Lorenzana (via psych-quotes)
“The funny thing about the abortion debate is that generally both sides are culpable in the problem of secretive/dangerous abortions…and to a point are equally culpable in the mis-education of women leading to higher rates of abortions…if both parties, the pro-abortion group and the anti-abortion group, decide to try and work together to say, address the underlying problem of poverty and poorly educated women i am generally confident that in the medium to long term there would be a lower abortion rate overall.” - Osmal Wood
“She wanted something else, something different, something more. Passion and romance, perhaps, or maybe quiet conversations in candlelit rooms, or perhaps something as simple as not being second.”— Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
“I am constantly trying to communicate something incommunicable, to explain something inexplicable, to tell about something I only feel in my bones and which can only be experienced in those bones. Basically it is nothing other than this fear we have so often talked about, but fear spread to everything, fear of the greatest as of the smallest, fear, paralyzing fear of pronouncing a word, although this fear may not only be fear but also a longing for something greater than all that is fearful.”
― Franz Kafka, Letters to Milena: Expanded and Revised, in a New Translation
As I sit here on this beautiful sunny Sunday morning writing my thoughts away, I can’t help but feel beyond grateful for this amazing world. There isn’t anything you created that is not breathtaking, the trees of green, the sea, the air we breathe, the simple things. Dear God, thank you. Life may have its moments where you feel hopeless, lost, sad, or depressed, but when you look beyond your grief and suffering, you realise what a wonderful place we live in, and there are better days ahead.