“Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.”
— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via observando)
“Chiudi gli occhi per un attimo, ti giri a guardare qualcos’altro e la cosa che era dinnanzi a te è sparita all’improvviso. Niente dura, vedi, neppure i pensieri dentro di te. E non devi sprecare tempo a cercarli. Quando una cosa sparisce, finisce.”
— Nel paese delle ultime cose, Paul Auster (via mroblivion)

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“We didn’t talk about anything heavy or light. We were just there together. And that was enough”
Stephen ChboskyThe Perks of Being a Wallflower (via feellng)

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“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose, nothin’ don’t mean nothin’, honey, if it ain’t free.”
— Janis Joplin - “Me and Bobby McGee”
“I want you so bad i’ll go back on the things I believe. there I just said it, I’m scared you’ll forget about me.”
— John Mayer (via hqlines)

If you want to be truly intimidating; if you want to make an impact; if you want to have strong connections with others, just be sincere.
Sarcasm is not an attitude, and it’s not a personality trait. It’s a style of rhetoric meant to be used occasionally to highlight a larger point. Saying you’re a sarcastic person is like saying your favorite cuisine is salt. Sarcasm is easy because you never have to take a stance. And that’s just the problem. It’s so noncommittal.

When you see someone you’d like to have a conversation with, here’s how you really make your impression felt. I promise you’ll be remembered for it: “hello.” I don’t know when the lines got crossed and it was deemed attractive to be ambiguous and critical. Girls don’t like it when guys do it and guys don’t like it when girls do it. I live in a city of cool people with the absolute worst PR representatives: themselves.

Be yourself, even if that means being unsure or uneasy. Let someone else put you at ease. Meet them in the middle. Be sincere.

— Good words/good thoughts/good vibes, though I was surprised that they came from John Mayer. (via jennyfan)


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“Ora, mi sento come se stessi aspettando qualcosa che non arriverà mai, perché adoro illudermi e sperare, ti senti più vivo mentre lo fai”
— Charles Bukowski (via soloamoreneisuoiocchi)
“Ce ne sono di più belle, ma io so amare meglio.”
— Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary (via seguardiabbiamolestessemolecole)


"Nel fondo della sua anima, Emma aspettava che qualche cosa accadesse. Come i marinai in pericolo, volgeva gli occhi disperata sulla solitudine della sua vita e cercava, lontano, una vela bianca tra le brume dell’orizzonte. Non sapeva che cosa l’aspettasse, quale vento avrebbe spinto quelle vele fino a lei, su quale riva l’avrebbe portata, né sapeva se sarebbe stata una scialuppa o un vascello a tre ponti, carico di angosce o pieno di felicità fino ai bordi.”

Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary