Love is vivid. I never wanted the pale version. Love is full strength. I never wanted the diluted version. I never shied away from love’s hugeness but I had no idea that love could be as reliable as the sun. The daily rising of love.
You said, ‘I love you.’ Why is it that the most unoriginal thing we can say to one another is still the thing we long to hear? ‘I love you’ is always a quotation. You did not say it first and neither did I, yet when you say it and when I say it we speak like savages who have found three words and worship them. I did worship them but now I am alone on a rock hewn out of my own body.
― Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body (via feellng)
If you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you - you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing was ever going to happen again.
― C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (via feellng)
I am both happy and sad at the same time, and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (via feellng)
A wondrous subtle thing is love, for here were we two, who had never seen each other before that day, between whom no word or even look of affection had ever passed, and yet now in an hour of trouble our hands instinctively sought for each other. I have marvelled at it since, but at the time it seemed the most natural thing that I should go out to her so, and, as she has often told me, there was in her also the instinct to turn to me for comfort and protection. So we stood hand in hand like two children, and there was peace in our hearts for all the dark things that surrounded us.
― John Watson, Sherlock Holmes
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
-Jacques Yves Cousteau
You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.