Go to a coffee shop. Sit by the bar with the glass windows and look out. Look at all the people running to catch a train. All the girls with one too many shopping bags. All the couples too in love to care. Then you’ll see it – a bit of yourself in everyone and somehow, sitting alone in a coffee shop had never felt so good.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
– Henry Rollins
To live every day as if it has been stolen from death, that is how I would like to live. To feel the joy of life…to separate oneself from the burden, the angst, the anguish that we all encounter every day. To say I am alive, I am wonderful, I am. I am. That is something to aspire to.
– Garth Stein
You’re different because you’re destined for something special.
“Nothing lasts,” she says, and there’s a little crack in her voice “You think it’s going to. You think, ‘Here’s something I can hold on to,’” But it always slips away.
– The Spectacular Now
It’s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that’s why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It’s not the pain they’re getting over, it’s the love.
I’m a strong believer that not everything you do needs an explanation. If you want a tattoo, get one. If you rather stay home that night, it’s okay to miss that party. Don’t forget that you’re living for yourself. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for your choices or preferences.