"Really, I think there’s this period in everyones life where they all feel lonely, everybody feels lonely, and we try these ridiculous things like going to bars and cramming in super close together, so we don’t feel like we’re lonely, temporarily, but we are."
– Sam Miller (about the feeling of being in your twenties)
"This is how you read a novel: you inhale the experience. So start breathing."
"I think the hardest person to love is yourself."
"I want to get to know you once for all, and I want you to know me. And then to say good-bye. I believe it’s always best to get to know people just before leaving them. I’ve noticed how you’ve been looking at me. There has been a continual look of expectation in your eyes, and I can’t endure that. That’s how it is I’ve kept away from you. But in the end I’ve learned to respect you. You do stand firm, don’t you? I like people who are firm like that whatever it is they stand by. Your expectant eyes ceased to annoy me, I grew fond of them in the end, those expectant eyes. I understand something in you and you seem to love me for some reason."
"Aren’t there enough words
flowing in your veins
to keep you going."
"Oh rascal children of Gaza. You who constantly disturbed me with your screams under my window. You who filled every morning with rush and chaos. You who broke my vase and stole the lonely flower on my balcony. Come back, and scream as you want and break all the vases. Steal all the flowers. Come back.. Just come back.."
– Khaled Juma, a Palestinian poet from Gaza. (via nowinexile
More than 600 Palestinians are no longer with us in the space of 14 days, 25% of whom were children. May God bless the little darlings and may He grant their parents sabr. (via standwithpalestine
"I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I melt right into it."
"I think perfection is ugly. I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion."