Kristine

“She was terrific to hold hands with. Most girls if you hold hands with them, their goddam hand dies on you, or else they think they have to keep moving their hand all the time, as if they were afraid they’d bore you or something. Jane was different. We’d get into a goddam movie or something, and right away we’d start holding hands, and we wouldn’t quit till the movie was over. And without changing the position or making a deal out of it. You never even worried, with Jane, whether your hand was sweaty or not. All you knew was, you were happy. You really were.”

– J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via feellng)

“When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.”

– Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo (via feellng)

And I learned ‘You deserve better’

was sometimes no more

than a synonym for ‘I don’t want to hurt you,

and I want you to be happy,

but I don’t love you anymore.

– Beau Taplin, You Deserve Better (via wankors)

“I don’t need love to feel like I’ve given up on trying and will settle for what’s available because I’m exhausted. I need it to feel like we deserve each other because we authentically want each other. And I don’t need love to have this ever-burning fire of emotion. I need it to be sincerely passionate but calming and playful, in a world where so many things can stress you out. I don’t need love to solely prevent a lifetime of aloneness. I need it to feel like a true friend, a true companion, will care for me simply, purely, and as uncomplicatedly as possible.”

 Kovie Biakolo, What I Think About Love (via feellng)

“When you’re thinking about the rest of your life, you’re never really thinking more than a couple years down the road.”

Chuck Palahniuk, Choke (via feellng)

“As far as I know, he never asked where she had been or why she had left and she never told. I guess some stories do not need telling.”

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (via feellng)