"I hope you do not let anyone else’s expectations direct the course of your life."
— Julianne Donaldson, Edenbrooke (via simply-quotes)
"When you are your own best friend, you don’t endlessly seek out relationships, friendships, and validation from the wrong sources because you realize that the only approval and validation you need is your own."
— Mandy Hale, The Single Woman (via simply-quotes)
"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold; when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade"
— Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (via silver-blonde)
"Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them."
— Jodi Picoult (via leslieseuffert)
"You write out of need. You write out of hunger. It isn’t your brilliance; it’s the flaw in your makeup that drives you."
— Theodore Wessner, from Novel Ideas: Contemporary Authors Share the Creative Process (via violentwavesofemotion)
"I’m afraid of change. And I’m afraid of not changing. And I’m afraid of change. And I’m afraid of not changing."
— Adrian Monk (via misswallflower)
"I can only speak for myself, but there’s something about writing at night that feels…sneaky. There’s an outlaw quality to it, combined, oddly enough, with a sense of being safe. It has an anaerobic, subterranean feel; it’s as if I’m working beneath the soil, toiling in secret, trying to cultivate something hidden and occult."
"Two people in love, isolated from this world,that’s beautiful."
— Milan Kundera (via psych-facts)
"I am hopelessly in love with a memory. An echo from another time, another place."