"Pure love for another person, and what people call romantic love, are two different things. Pure love doesn’t manipulate the relationship to one’s advantage, but romantic love is different. Romantic love contains other elements—the desire to be loved by the other person, for instance. If purely loving another was enough, you wouldn’t suffer because of unrequited love. As long as the other person was happy, there wouldn’t be any need to suffer because you weren’t being loved in return. What makes people suffer is the desire to be loved by another person. So I decided that romantic love and pure love for a person are not the same. And that by following this you could lessen the pain of unrequited love."

— Haruki Murakami (via fy-perspectives)

(Source: wordsnquotes, via fuckyeahexistentialism)

"You think John Steinbeck is too optimistic"

— The most accurate thing anyone’s ever said about me

(via dlynnm)

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"Y. That perfect letter. The wishbone, fork in the road, empty wineglass. The question we ask over and over."

— Marjorie Celona (via honeyandgunpowder)

(Source: thebronzemedal, via grammatolatry)


Ceci n’est pas une pipe.
are the only
person you
need to be
good enough

5:43 p.m. (You’re already good enough for everyone else)

I needed this.

(via patronandhormones)

(Source: angryasianfeminist, via a-m-b-e-d-o)