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"First love is scary because it’s like “holy crap, why is this person the first thing I think of in the morning, why am I disappointed when I don’t dream of them? Why is the desire to be with them so much stronger than hunger and thirst and exhaustion? Why does their name look so pretty written down? Why do I feel like I just fell out of a 30 story building when they look at me, and why do I like it?” And you become so comfortable with them that when they leave, your body doesn’t know how to react because they were as common to you as breathing, and now you’re missing a vital part of yourself. You forget that you were someone before them. You think “I was so empty until I met them.” No, you were full. And when you learned about love, you were fuller. Now you’re back to where you were before, and you need to fill yourself with other things. Fall in love with the way sunflowers naturally curve to face the sun, and the way children have no idea about taxes. Fall in love with the fact that you’re here and you’re still able to feel. Fall in love with the idea that you’re still whole, even when it’s 3 am and you can’t remember how to breathe because you think they taught you how to do that."
-Lessons about Heartbreak from a Hypocrite by Megan M.  (via hefuckin)
"He knew why he wanted to kiss her. Because she was beautiful. And before that, because she was kind. And before that, because she was smart and funny. Because she was exactly the right kind of smart and funny. Because he could imagine taking a long trip with her without ever getting bored. Because whenever he saw something new and interesting, or new and ridiculous, he always wondered what she’d have to say about it—how many stars she’d give it and why."
-Rainbow Rowell, Attachments (via awellroundedman)
"I don’t think you understand that you can literally rip my heart out and stomp on it and I’ll apologize for getting your shoes dirty."
-the best text I’ve ever received (via soulsscrawl)
"The things I find most beautiful about a person are almost never physical."
-Mark Patterson (via kushandwizdom)
"Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind."
-Bertrand Russell  (via thatkindofwoman)
"Growth is painful. Change is painful.But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong."
-Mandy Hale (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)