I’m scared you will realize I’m just bones and questions and leave me for something solid.
— Clementine von Radics
And if the world ever stopped spinning long enough for you to find its center, you know it would be wherever they’re standing.
— deeplystained (via zoelinne)
To them he is a mirror, but to you he is a room.
— Richard Siken, You Are Jeff (via promiseswecantkeep)
You’ll meet her, she’s very pretty, even though sometimes she’s sad for many days at a time. You’ll see, when she smiles, you’ll love her.
— Pan’s Labyrinth (via wordsthat-speak)
They want you to love the whole damn world but you won’t, you want it all narrowed down to one fleshy man in the bath, who knows what to do with his body, with his hands. It should follow, you know this, like the panels of a comic strip, we should be belted in, but you still can’t get beyond your skin, and they’re trying to drive you into the ground, to see if anything walks away.
— Richard Siken (via lettersforburning)
Here is the part where everyone was happy all the time and we were all forgiven,
even though we didn’t deserve it.
- Richard Siken
I will love you forever; whatever happens. Until I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I’ll drift about forever, all my atoms, until I find you again.
— Phillip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass (via larmoyante)
All right then, let me try to rephrase. When I was alive, I aimed to be a student not of longing but of light.
— Maggie Nelson, Bluets (95)
And what about all the good I have in my heart - does it mean anything?
— Saul Bellow, Herzog (via heresay)
Some things, once you’ve loved them, become yours forever. Then if you try to let them go, they only circle back and return to you, they become a part of who you are, or they destroy you.
— Kill Your Darlings (via incoloure)