Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End
"The French have a phrase for it. The bastards have a phrase for everything and they are always right. To say goodbye is to die a little."
Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye (via thetinhouse)
— Lillian Hellman
"You will manage to keep a woman in love with you, only for as long as you can keep her in love with the person she becomes when she is with you."
C. JoyBell C. (via creatingaquietmind)
"I am crazy as hell, but I know it. And knowing it is a kind of sanity that makes the sickness worse."
Anne Sexton (via faithtrustandangeldust)
"We must laugh and cry, enjoy and suffer, in a word, vibrate to our full capacity … I think that’s what being really human means."
Gustave Flaubert (via middlenameconfused)
"As adults, we try to develop the character traits that would have rescued our parents."
Alain de Botton (via creatingaquietmind)