You watched over her, and you made her comfortable, and you let her go when she needed you to. You did what had to be done, even though it hurt you.
Leigh Bardugo, Ruin and Rising (via larmoyante)
We fall in love with one version of someone and we expect them to stay that way, but they never do.
Olivia Wilde, Her: Love in the Modern Age (via heresay)
Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil (via hellanne)
If you told me today our being together would result in heartbreak, I would still choose to be with you because I believe that truly living life is in the experiences, not the outcomes.
Kathryn Vance-Perez, Love and Truth (via larmoyante)
He taught me so much about life and love, so much about myself and about others. We shared, with each other, things that we had never spoken out loud. And that feeling will never change even after we do. He helped mold me into a better person for the next time love comes around again- I know what to do, what not to do and how much of myself I should really give. And I guess I’m writing this all out in hopes that people will understand that life doesn’t stop for you to wait around hoping for things to stay the same because frankly, they won’t. And people you can’t imagine living without, sometimes, will leave. People will give up on you. People do change. But you can’t let it destroy you or hurt you so much that you forget about your worth and value. It hurts like hell right now but I promise you the feeling after the process of healing is worth it. And you have to let yourself love again, like you’ve never been hurt.
I’ve put up with too much, too long, and now I’m just too intelligent, too powerful, too beautiful, too sure of who I am finally to deserve anything less.
Sandra Cisneros (via lovely—delight)