"I still love you. And sometimes, my friend, the love that I have, and can’t give to you, crushes the breath from my chest. Sometimes, even now, my heart is drowning in a sorrow that has no stars without you, and no laughter, and no sleep."
— Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
"I wish I could explain it so someone could understand it. I’m afraid it’s something I can’t put into words. There’s just this heavy, overwhelming despair - dreading everything. Dreading life. Empty inside, to the point of numbness. It’s like there’s something already dead inside. My whole being has been pulling back into that void for months."
— Kay Redfield Jamison (via thechocolatebrigade)
"Addiction is tricky. For example: a man who quit smoking for 11 years spent 15 seconds in an elevator with a man smoking a cigarette. He gave in.
What I’m trying to say is I think I love you again."
— (via cumpressing)
(Source: alienveins, via bloodyenochian)
"The only thing I know is this: I am full of wounds and still standing on my feet."
— Nikos Kazantzakis (via thosehearts)
(Source: hellanne, via positiveconnotation)
"When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending."
— Thich Nhat Hanh (via yr-god)
"Memories do not always soften with time; some grow edges like knives."
— Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna (via badwulf)
(Source: slanting, via hoodoothatvoodoo)
"The oddest things hurt me. They get stuck in my head and replay over and over."
— Unknown (via pale-afternoon)
(Source: dark-serenade, via wordsinthrees)