Didn’t realize it had already been a year until this song randomly played today and suddenly I remembered. So here’s to a year and the album (and especially this song that was on repeat) that helped me get through it!

(And it’s true — it really is crazy how much can change in a year. Time does amazing things.)

"That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen."

— Charles Bukowski, “Women” (via blueberry-boat)

"Renouncing things is less difficult than people believe: it’s all a matter of getting started. Once you’ve succeeded in dispensing with something you thought essential, you realize you can also do without something else, then without many other things."

— Italo Calvino, If on a winter’s night a traveler (via ficciones-y-malentendidos)

"But let’s forget about love for a second. How about just a real fucking connection? I don’t like the idea where people just worry about taking care of themselves. Sometimes I think I hate people—I really do—but I’m not ready to give up on them yet. I mean, there has to be something, right?"

— Nick Miller, Isn’t It Pretty To Think So? (via route-s)

(Source: brden)

"And you?” said Boq, turning to Elphaba. “Who are you?”
“I’m leaving,” she said. “Fresh dreams, all."

— Gregory Maguire (via handatthelevelofyoureye)

(Source: laissezferre)

"Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken away from you."

— Deepak Chopra (via manlyaffinities)

"In Zen Buddhism, the greater your doubt, the greater will be your enlightenment. That is why doubt can be a good thing. If you are too sure, if you always have conviction, then you may be caught in your wrong perception for a long time."

— Thich Nhat Hanh (via poetry-and-tea)

"I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it."

— Audrey Hepburn (via a-quote-or-two-for-you)

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"Never let anybody’s opinion, define who you are. Be free, let go."

— by: Afgansyah Reza (via atikarakita)

(Source: liamjamesdoyle)

"Please don’t let on you don’t love me,
‘Cause I know you do,
I know you do
Somewhere"

— Damien Rice - The Greatest Bastard (via substantia-nigra)

(Source: blackestdespondency)

"We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and — in spite of True Romance magazines — we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely — at least, not all the time — but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness."

— Hunter S. Thompson (via nathanielstuart)

"From the very first, if I was hurt in some way, then I would take a book—which was very difficult for me to buy when I was little—and I would go up into the hills, and that is how I would assuage my hurt. That is still the case, for me. Whatever has happened to me, if it is difficult for me to deal with, or if I cannot deal with it at all, then I’ll take a book, probably something like Four Quartets, and go out on my own—I would much rather do that than talk to anyone—and read it, and it becomes a salve, an ointment in a very real way. To me, the words are things, living things. For me they work far more potently than any other method and, I dare say, that will go on until I die."

— Jeanette Winterson  (via sometimesagreatnotion)

(Source: litpursuits, via sometimesagreatnotion)