"As soon as one promises not to do something, it becomes the one thing above all others that one most wishes to do."
"Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine."
Honoré de Balzac
"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up."
Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum
"Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion."
"Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."
"That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet."
"Tonight I can write the saddest lines
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too."
"I’m quite illiterate, but I read a lot."
"We must never confuse elegance with snobbery"
Yves Saint Laurent
"Learn the rules, break the rules, make up new rules, break the new rules."
3. You are more concerned with giving than you are with getting.
“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something. They’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” ~ Anthony Robbins
You are both great givers, offering so much but without keeping score. And you give, not because you want to receive something in return, but because you’re both overflowing with love and it feels right to share your beautiful love with the other person.
(Source: Purpose Fairy)
"An intimate relationship does not banish loneliness. Only when we are comfortable with who we are can we truly function independently in a healthy way, can we truly function within a relationship. Two halves do not make a whole when it comes to a healthy relationship: it takes two wholes."