"I choose to love you in silence…
For in silence I find no rejection,
I choose to love you in loneliness…
For in loneliness no one owns you but me,
I choose to adore you from a distance…
For distance will shield me from pain,
I choose to kiss you in the wind…
For the wind is gentler than my lips,
I choose to hold you in my dreams…
For in my dreams, you have no end."
— Rumi (via mrsfscottfitzgerald)
(Source: rumiswisdom, via man-of-prose)
"Do you still perform autopsies on conversations you had lives ago?"
— Donte Collins
(Source: bleedwell, via fromtheashirise)
"I’m doing badly, I’m doing well; whichever you prefer."
— Franz Kafka (via heresay)
"This morning, for the first time in a long time, the joy again of imagining a knife twisted in my heart."
— Franz Kafka, Diaries of Franz Kafka (via requiemforthepast)
"Isolation offered its own form of companionship: the reliable silence of her rooms, the steadfast tranquility of the evenings. The promise that she would find things where she put them, that there would be no interruption, no surprise. It greeted her at the end of each day and lay still with her at night."
— Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland (via paintdeath)
(Source: bookmania, via paintdeath)
"This is what I miss… not something that’s gone, but something that will never happen."
— Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye (via hollowstimulation)
(Source: larmoyante, via hollowstimulation)
"You know a moment is important when it is making your mind go numb with beauty."
— Friedrich Nietzsche (via violentwavesofemotion)