Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
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I guess when you’re young, you just believe there’ll be many people with whom you’ll connect with. Later in life, you realize it only happens a few times.
- Celine, Before Sunset (2004)
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It was at times a long, difficult road. But I’m glad it was long and difficult, because if I hadn’t gone through hell to get there, the lesson might not have been as clear. You see, kids, right from the moment I met your mom, I knew…I have to love this woman as much as I can for as long as I can, and I can never stop loving her, not even for a second. I carried that lesson with me through every stupid fight we ever had, every 5:00 a.m. Christmas morning, every sleepy Sunday afternoon, through every speed bump. Every pang of jealousy or boredom or uncertainty that came our way, I carried that lesson with me. And I carried it with me when she got sick. Even then, in what can only be called the worst of times, all I could do was look at her and thank God, thank every god there is, or ever was, or will be, and the whole universe, and anyone else I can possibly thank that I saw that beautiful girl on that train platform, and that I had the guts to stand up, walk over to her, tap her on the shoulder, open my mouth, and speak.
Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother, Season 9, Episode 24, ‘Last Forever: Part Two’.
This. Just. I really hope I end up on the receiving end of this at some point. Except without the dying young part (which I’ve already been told will most likely happen by my doctor, the joy). Ohhhh. Ted and Tracy forever, Craig and Carter can go and bum themselves.
Unless it’s mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it’s a waste of your time. There are too many mediocre things in life; love shouldn’t be one of them
I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.
- ― Steve Maraboli (via psych-quotes
I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things in life that are the real ones after all.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder (via godmoves
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