In Greek, “nostalgia” literally means “the pain from an old wound”. It’s a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine. It goes backwards and forwards, it takes us to a place where we ache to go again.
You have to protect yourself from sadness. Sadness is very close to hate. Let me tell you this. This is the thing I learned. If you take in somene else’s poison- thinking you can cure them by sharing it- you will instead store it within you.
—Michael Ondaatje, Caravaggio speaking to Hana in The English Patient
Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you’ll never, ever get it out.
Making me jealous will only push me away from you. It won’t make me want you more. I’m not very competitive, if see someone who’s making you alot happier than I am, I’ll back up because I’ll assume you want that person alot more. Although it’ll hurt seeing someone other than me make you happy, I’ll leave it to them to keep you entertained. I don’t like the feeling of being unwanted or being just second best. I’m a very jealous person and I hate it.
"Blood is thicker than water", when used in the context of family over friends, is in fact a wildly incorrect bastardisation.
The true, full quote is “The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb,” and refers to relationships forged by choice holding deeper meaning than those of mere biology.
The truth is that the more intimately you know someone, the more clearly you’ll see their flaws. That’s just the way it is. This is why marriages fail, why children are abandoned, why friendships don’t last. You might think you love someone until you see the way they act when they’re out of money or under pressure or hungry, for goodness’ sake. Love is something different. Love is choosing to serve someone and be with someone in spite of their filthy heart. Love is patient and kind, love is deliberate. Love is hard. Love is pain and sacrifice, it’s seeing the darkness in another person and defying the impulse to jump ship.
Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.
leave me alone - a playlist for those stay in bed days
Weeping is not the same thing as crying. It takes your whole body to weep, and when it’s over, you feel like you don’t have any bones left to hold you up.
Do not chase people. Be you and do your own thing and work hard. The right people who belong in your life will come to you, and stay.
Let it go. You do not have to suffer from regret. You can stop beating yourself up, it is not serving you. Learn, take action, forgive and stop looking behind you. Turn around. See what is right in front of you, and better yet, what lies ahead.