"As adults, we try to develop the character traits that would have rescued our parents."
Alain de Botton (via orguns)
"When you find yourself drowning in self-hate, you have to remind yourself that you weren’t born feeling this way. That at some point in your journey, some person or experience sent you the message that there was something wrong with who you are, and you internalized those messages and took them on as your truth. But that hate isn’t yours to carry, and those judgments aren’t about you. And in the same way that you learned to think badly of yourself, you can learn to think new, self-loving and accepting thoughts. You can learn to challenge those beliefs, take away their power, and reclaim your own. It won’t be easy, and it won’t happen over night. But it is possible. And it starts when you decide that there has to be more to life than this pain you feel. It starts when you decide that you deserve to discover it."
Daniell Koepke (via creatingaquietmind)
"It’s important to keep your feelings and your self worth in different places, because when feelings get hurt it shouldn’t change how you view yourself."
"Love is the kind of thing that’s already happening by the time you notice it, that’s how it works, and no matter how old you get, that doesn’t change. Except that you can break it up into two entirely distinct types — love where there’s an end in sight and love where there isn’t."
Banana Yoshimoto, Goodbye Tsugumi (via larmoyante)
"You will fall in love with me. Then, just months later, you will fall out. I will pretend the entire time that I don’t know it’s coming."
Miles Walser, “A Sonnet of Invented Memories” (via rapgamewifey)