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It’s the awkwardness of posing and feeling like I was in, but I never was in. Awkwardness gives me great comfort. I’ve never been cool, but I’ve felt cool. I’ve been in the cool place, but I wasn’t really cool—I was trying to pass for hip or cool. It’s the awkwardness that’s nice.

Marc Jacobs

 
 
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ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:28 am (UTC)
People will wish you all the success in the world. And then hate you when you get it.

- I Wrote This For You
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
She had become accustomed to being lonely. She was used to walking alone and to being considered different. She did not suffer too much.

- A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Betty Smith
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
You know what I want? I want to be someone’s reason for waking up, someone’s reason for going through another day. Just once, I want to be the one being wished for, I want a guy to say to himself, ‘I’m so lucky to have her.’ To put it simply, I want to be someone’s everything.

- Erin Michelle
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
People’s lives change. To keep all your old friends is like keeping all your old clothes - pretty soon your closet is so jammed and everything’s so crushed you can’t find anything to wear. Help these friends when they need you; bless the years and happy times when you meant a lot to each other; but try not to feel guilty if new people mean more to you now.

- Helen Gurley
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
Know yourself fully before making promises to another. Make many mistakes so you’ll know the right decision when it really matters. Know when to hold on and when to let go. Love hard and often, and without reservation. Seek knowledge. Open yourself up to possibility. Keep your heart open, your head high and your spirit free. Embrace your darkness along with your light. Never mislead anyone, especially yourself. Have the courage to admit when you’re wrong. Awaken to the brilliance of ordinary moments. See goodness in the world. Strive to be your best. Be bold. Be grateful. Be wild and gloriously free. Be you.

- Jeanette LeBlanc
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
I like being on my own. Relationships are messy and people’s feelings get hurt. Who needs it? We’re young, we live in the one of the most beautiful cities in the world, we might as well have fun when we can, and save the serious stuff for later.

- 500 Days of Summer
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
You blocked me out and turned away, hiding yourself from me. But I found you again. You weren’t hiding. You were protecting me from you. I don’t need to be protected.

- I Wrote This For You
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
There's a little truth behind every just kidding, a little curiousity behind every just wondering, a little knowledge behind every I dont know, and a little emotion behind every I dont care.

- Unknown
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:31 am (UTC)
You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.

- The Notebook
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:53 am (UTC)
When you drop a glass or a plate to the ground, it makes a loud crashing sound. When a window shatters, a table leg breaks, or when a picture falls off the wall, it makes a noise. But as for your heart, when that breaks, it’s completely silent. You would think as it’s so important it would make the loudest noise in the whole world, or even have some sort of ceremonious sound like the gong of a symbol or the ringing of a bell. But it’s silent and you almost wish there was a noise to distract you from the pain.

- Cecelia Ahern
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:54 am (UTC)
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.

- Frederick Douglass
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:54 am (UTC)
There is always one person you love who becomes that definition. It usually happens retrospectively, but it happens eventually. This is the person who unknowingly sets the template for what you will always love about other people, even if some of these lovable qualities are self-destructive and unreasonable. The person who defines your understanding of love is not inherently different than anyone else, and they’re often just the person you happen to meet the first time you really, really, want to love someone. But that person still wins. They win, and you lose. Because for the rest of your life, they will control how you feel about everyone else.

- Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:54 am (UTC)
Sometimes in our relentless effort to find the person we love, we fail to recognize and appreciate the people who love us. We miss out on so many beautiful things simply because we allow ourselves to be enslaved by our own selfish concerns.

Go for the man/woman of deeds and not for the man/woman of words, for you will find rewarding happiness, not with the man/woman you love but with the man/woman who loves you more.

The best lovers are those capable of loving from a distance far enough to allow the person to grow but never too far to feel the love within your being.

To let go of someone doesn’t mean you have to stop loving; it only means that you allow that person to find his/her own happiness without expecting him/her to come back. Letting go is not just setting the other person free, but is also setting yourself free from all the bitterness, hatred, and anger that you keep in your heart. Do not let the bitterness take away your strength and weaken your faith, and never allow pain to dishearten you; but rather let yourself grow with wisdom in bearing it.

You may find peace in loving someone from a distance not expecting something in return. But be careful, for this can sustain life but can never give enough room for us to grow. We can all survive with just beautiful memories of the past, but real peace and happiness come only with open acceptance of what reality is today.

There comes a time in our lives when we chance upon someone so nice and beautiful and we just find ourselves so intensely attracted to that person. This feeling soon becomes a part of our everyday lives and eventually consumes our thoughts and actions. The sad part of it is when we begin to realize that this person feels nothing more for us than just a friendship. We start our desperate attempt to get noticed and be closer, but in the end our efforts are still unrewarded and we end up being sorry for ourselves. You don’t have to forget someone you love. What you need to learn is how to accept the verdict of reality without being bitter or sorry for yourself. Believe me, you would be better off giving that dedication and love to someone more deserving.

Don’t let your heart run your life, be sensible and let your mind speak for itself. Listen not only to your feelings but to reason as well.

Always remember that if you lose someone today, it means that someone better is coming tomorrow. If you lose love, that doesn’t mean you failed in love.

Cry if you have to, but make sure that tears wash away the hurt and the bitterness that the past has left with you. Let go of yesterday and love will find its way back to you. And when it does, pray that it may be the love that will stay and last a lifetime.

There are two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

There is no mistake so painful that love cannot forgive, no past so bitter that love cannot accept, and no love so little that we cannot start all over with.

- Love and Life by Albert Einstein
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:57 am (UTC)
I don’t know what I want to do with my life, I just know I want to do it. I want to see my world. I want to meet every single person breathing on this earth. I want to give everyone a hug or a handshake and I want to make someone’s life a little easier. I want to be different than the people I know because that’s what makes us beautiful. I want to be absolutely ridiculous before I die. I don’t want regrets. I want to stand for something.

- Unknown
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:57 am (UTC)
I must learn to love the fool in me— the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbour and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity, but for my fool.

- Theodore I. Rubin
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:58 am (UTC)
I believe the saddest thing in life, is caring so much for someone and then one day you look into their eyes and listen to them talk and realize that they are gone. All you see in front of you is just a stranger with a name.

- Unknown
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:58 am (UTC)
He caught her breath but he didn’t catch her fall.

- Unknown
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.

- Richard Bach
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
Right now I want a word that describes the feeling that you get—a cold sick feeling, deep down inside—when you know something is happening that will change you, and you don’t want it to, but you can’t stop it. And you know, for the first time, for the very first time, that there will now be a before and an after, a was and a will be. And that you will never again quite be the same person you were.

- Jennifer Donnelly (A Northern Light)
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
Take it from me: love has all the lasting permanence of a rainbow —beautiful while it’s there, and just as likely to have disappeared by the time you blink.

- Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:00 pm (UTC)
I read what you leave in public spaces. The songs you reference. The quotes you quote. I know it's about me. I can feel you thinking of me. I want to tell you that I know and admit that I feel the same. But I can't. Not yet.

- I Wrote This For You
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:00 pm (UTC)
It's when you hold eye contact for that second too long or maybe the way you laugh. It sets off a flash and our memories take a picture of who we are at that point when we first know "This is love."

And we clutch that picture to our hearts because we expect each other to always be the people in that picture. But people change. People aren't pictures. And you can either take a new picture or throw the old one away.

- I Wrote This For You
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:00 pm (UTC)
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.

- Jane Austen
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:01 pm (UTC)
A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left.

- Marilyn Monroe
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:01 pm (UTC)
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

- Jean de La Fontaine