"If this girl can give a soul to those who have lived without one, if she can create the sense of beauty in people whose lives have been sordid and ugly, if she can strip them of their selfishness and lend them tears for sorrows that are not their own, she is worthy of all your adoration, worthy of the adoration of the world."
Oscar Wilde (via moan-we-are-alone)
“I exist as I am, that is enough.”
"Imagine me; I shall not exist if you do not imagine me; try to discern the doe in me, trembling in the forest of my own iniquity; let’s even smile a little. After all, there is no harm in smiling."
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov (via dialogues)
"I began to draw an invisible boundary between myself and other people. No matter who I was dealing with. I maintained a set distance, carefully monitoring the person’s attitude so that they wouldn’t get any closer. I didn’t easily swallow what other people told me. My only passions were books and music."
Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart (via bookmania)
"You are not in this world to live up to other people’s expectations, nor should you feel the world must live up to yours."
F Perl. (via myquotelibrary)
"Growing old is unavoidable, but never growing up is possible. I believe you can retain certain things from your childhood if you protect them - certain traits, certain places where you don’t let the world go."
Johnny Depp (via nathanielstuart)
Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realise that nothing really belongs to them.
The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.