Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.
— Madeleine L’Engle, A Ring of Endless Light (via misswallflower)
She buried her ears into the calm of his heartbeat, and in a matter of seconds: fell terribly in love with the way her loneliness fell softly and suddenly, asleep, in his chest.
— Christopher Poindexter (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did.
So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.
— Attachments, Rainbow Rowell (via pureblyss)
If a man does not know the value of his own loneliness, how can he respect another’s solitude?
— Thomas Merton, “No Man Is An Island” (via litverve)