Cause you’re gonna have to understand that you’re with a guy who’s not going to stop planning his future with you, because he knows we’re gonna end up together and if that scares you, tough!
Despite what you’ve read, your sadness is not beautiful. No one will see you in the bookstore, curled up with your Bukowski, and want to save you.
for a salvation that will not come from the grey-eyed boy looking for an annotated copy of Shakespeare,
for an end to your sadness in Keats.
He coughed up his lungs at 25, and flowery words cannot conceal a life barely lived.
Your life is fragile, just beginning, teetering on the violent edge of the world.
Your sadness will bury you alive, and you are the only one who can shovel your way out with hardened hands and ragged fingernails, bleeding your despair into the unforgiving earth.
Darling, you see, no heroes are coming for you. Grab your sword, and don your own armor.
I don’t want to screw up what I have with you. You’re too important to me.
People think they know me because for years I have seen the movies and read about me in the papers. They like the feeling that we grew up together. But I have a personal dimension that no one knows.
YA lit meme ✒ ten series or books [2/10]: The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
"But one day I’l have to explain about my nightmares. Why they came. Why they won’t ever real y go away.
I’l tel them how I survive it. I’l tel them that on bad mornings, it feels impossible to take pleasure in anything because I’m afraid it could be taken away. That’s when I make a list in my head of every act of goodness I’ve seen someone do. It’s like a game. Repetitive. Even a little tedious after more than twenty years. But there are much worse games to play.”
“I really like my life right now, I have friends around me all the time. I’ve started painting more. I’ve been working out a lot. I’ve started to really take pride in being strong. I love the album I made. I love that I moved to New York. So in terms of being happy, I’ve never been closer to that.”
“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
I never wanted any of this. I never wanted to be in the games.
"I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days, before you’ve actually left them."