But I think some people wait forever, and only at the end of their lives do they realize that their life has happened while they were waiting for it to start.
— Jess Walter; (Beautiful Ruins)
What I’ve come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion.
— Chris Abani (via splitterherzen)
For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald (via toxic900)
I’ve found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts so much … because it’s the only thing that’ll make it stop hurting.
— Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land (via quoted-books)
They told me to pour my heart into everything I do. So that’s what I did, I poured and poured and poured. Now they ask me why I’m so empty.
— (via ambermozo)