There are times when the actual experience of leaving something makes you wish desperately that you could stay, and then there are times when the leaving reminds you a hundred times over why exactly you had to leave in the first place."
And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!”
And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.”"
"It’s horrible when your heart is somewhere your body is not."
"Someone asked me what home was and all I could think of were the stars on the tip of your tongue, the flowers sprouting from your mouth, the roots entwined in the gaps between your fingers, the ocean echoing inside of your ribcage."
"I never realized what a big deal that was. How amazing it is to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go on in your head."
"God will only give you what you would have asked for if you knew everything he knows"
"If it’s the right person, it’s easy."
"How could you possibly love her? You don’t even know her favorite book."
"Soon I’ll grow up, and I won’t even flinch at your name."
"That’s who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of."
"When I say, “I love you,” it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are."
"Difficult doesn’t mean impossible. It simply means you have to work hard."
"People always say that it hurts at night and apparently screaming into your pillow at 3am is the romantic equivalent of being heartbroken. But sometimes it’s 9am on a Tuesday morning and you’re standing at the kitchen bench waiting for the toast to pop up. And the smell of dusty sunlight and earl gray tea makes you miss him so much you don’t know what to do with your hands."