"She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you."The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)

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“If this was us meeting for the first time, I’d do it all again. Everything. The fucks, the fuck ups, everything. I’d do it all again.”
Skins uk (2007-2013)

He is a fool to let you go.”

“No, I’m the fool for not hearing him when he told me in no uncertain terms he could not offer me more. I listened, but I didn’t hear. I should have let him go in the beginning when I was still strong enough to do so.

Only for You by Genna Rulon (via tornattheseams)

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"I hope one day
someone asks you
about him
and you laugh
instead of feeling
a double edged
dager on your chest."
Alexa Evangelista (via

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you and I both know we were never ‘just friends’,

there was nothing platonic about the way my hands would shake for days after you’d touched them.

HE. (via

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"And I kept thinking to myself, “he treats girls like cigarettes. He lights them on fire for his own pleasure, and ten minutes later they’re gone forever.”"He Told Me I Burnt Out Boys Like Matches, I Said He Was One To Talk (via undead-hearts-clique)

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"He leaves. You take a long shower, try to wash him out, between the fingers, your neck and your bottom lip, you watch it all spin down the drain. You step out, towel off, and for a moment, you think it’s all going to be okay, the worst of it is through. Then the sickening truth: He’s still there, everywhere, it still fucking hurts."Beau Taplin || Long showers.  (via afadthatlastsforever)

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""Never leave," he muttered, the plea slipping almost silently from his lips to my ears and I shivered because I knew I wouldn’t. I knew I would stay for as long as he wanted me and wait around for as long as he didn’t. Now years have passed and my throat doesn’t burn when I hear his name anymore but I still search for his face in crowds of people and crave his arms around me when I lay in bed at night. There are days when I take vacations - days where I smile back at the boy in the coffee shop or write about something other than his eyes, but those are temporary. I never leave." You didn’t keep your promise. I’m keeping mine. (via lamebby)

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"Sometimes, when it’s raining, I think about you. I think about you all the way over there, with all that ocean and all those years between us. I think about if you’re doing well, what your bedroom looks like, if you enjoy your job. I think about the times when there wasn’t any ocean between us and my time was your time. I think about when I knew the answers about you, because they were my answers as much as they were yours. Sometimes, when it’s raining, I wonder if it’s raining where you are too."Sometimes When It’s Raining (Kat George)

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"Sometimes," she thinks, "he speaks like he could love me."

“He smiles and his eyes crinkle and I let myself believe that his fingers have wrapped themselves around more than just my hair.

"Because it is tragic," she says quietly, "to fall in love with beautiful words that have no meaning. And smart girls should know better than to arch their backs for boys whose palms press their necks instead of their thighs, and whose words touch their spines instead of their hearts."

"He laughs, and I feel each breath like a bullet to the chest.

"Because to him, I am nothing and I am everything.

"And I," she laughs grimly, "I just wish he would make up his damn mind, because I cannot be both and keep my sanity."

Excerpt from a book I’ll never write #52 (via

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"And he left. I watched him walk out – he didn’t say good-bye, he didn’t even look back. It scared me, how easy it was for him to do that."Sweethearts (Sara Zarr)

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"I saw you and everything collapsed underneath me and nothing made sense anymore." jenn satsune (via ohsatsune)

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"That is the saddest part when you lose someone you love—that person keeps changing. And later you wonder, is this the same person I lost?"Amy Tan, The Kitchen God’s Wife  (via rebreathing)

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