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04 October 2020 @ 05:24 pm
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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 12:10 pm (UTC)
And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered. But most of all, I learned that life is about sitting on benches next to ancient creeks with my hand on her knee and sometimes, on good days, for falling in love.

- Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:10 pm (UTC)
I do what most women do. I meet someone and some of it’s right, maybe he looks right, or has the right job, or the right background, and, instead of sitting back and waiting for him to reveal his other bits, I make them up. I decide how he thinks, how he’s going to treat me, and, sure enough, every time I conclude that this time he’s definitely my perfect man, and all of a sudden, well, not so suddenly perhaps, usually around six months after we’ve split up, I see that he wasn’t the person I thought he was at all.

- Jane Green
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
I don’t know why, I’ve always been big on happy endings. You see, to me, the most romantic, beautiful love stories ever were the ones where two people meet, fall in love, and then fifty, sixty years later one of them dies and then a few days after that the other one dies because they just can’t bear to live without each other.

- The Story of Us
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

- Harriet Tubman
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
I'm not the silly romantic you think. I don't want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don't want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want ... a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.

- Shana Abe
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen.

- John Steinbeck
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
Life is always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act. And the moment is now.

- Paulo Coelho
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC)
Go on just say it, you need me like a bad habit; one that leaves you defenseless, dependent, and alone.

Taking Back Sunday
shinyirocksshinyirocks on September 29th, 2009 08:03 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS

(are you ashamed to say what you want to? tell me you want to...)
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC)
When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No… don’t blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away.

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
She was pleased to have him come and never sorry to see him go.

Dorothy Parker
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
You never get over it, but you get to where it doesn’t bother you so much.

The Virgin Suicides
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
We knew the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love, and even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.

The Virgin Suicides
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
She wanted to exist only as a conscious flower, prolonging and preserving herself.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.

Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
What if someone you never met, someone you never saw, someone you never knew was the only someone for you?

Sleepless in Seattle
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
Love is the most dangerous craving of all, if you ask me. It turns us into people we aren’t, it makes us feel like hell, and makes us walk on water. It ruins us for anything else.

Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
You fell in love with someone because of the tilt of his smile, or because he could make you laugh, or in this case, because he made you believe you were the only one who could save him.

Jodi Picoult, Picture Perfect
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC)
Be careful of the curse that falls on young lovers
It starts so soft and sweet
And turns them to hunters.

Florence
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on September 28th, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC)
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere,
they’re in each other all along.

Rumi
ღ ruyun: be very afraid.cloudsthatdance on October 8th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they’re honest about everything.

- Chuck Klosterman
ღ ruyun: me against the world.cloudsthatdance on October 8th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
I have so many thoughts in my head i feel like it's going to explode and my legs ache to go places and my eyes ache to see things that aren't there.

- frogsandcrowns (tumblr)
ღ ruyun: precious.cloudsthatdance on October 8th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold ever-more wonders.

- pretty-bird (tumblr)
ღ ruyuncloudsthatdance on October 8th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
My first, my last, my everything & the answer to all my dreams. My sun, my moon, my guiding star. My kind of wonderful, that’s what you are.

- pretty-bird (tumblr)
ღ ruyun: (500): they made a statue of us.cloudsthatdance on October 16th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful.

- Neil Gaiman
ღ ruyun: (500): to die by your side.cloudsthatdance on October 16th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die.

- The Smiths