"So if people ever look down upon you for crying for fictional characters, you should give them a gentle, pitying look and feel bad for them. If they’ve never cried for a fictional character, then they’ve never loved one (and what a joy that is). If they’ve never cried at a book, a movie, a piece of music, then they’ve missed one of the great pleasures life has to offer. Just because fiction does not contain things that are real doesn’t mean it doesn’t contain truth, and we find it through the alchemy of our tears."
- Cassandra Clare (via ablogwithaview)
(Source: wordsthat-speak, via ablogwithaview)
"My dear, I think of you always and at night I build myself a warm nest of things I remember and float in your sweetness till morning."
- Zelda Fitzgerald, letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald. Mid- November 1931 (via kitty-en-classe)
"Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion."
- Buddha (via yogachocolatelove)
"Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering."
- Nicole Krauss, The History of Love (via thrivingtwenties)
(Source: heavenlier, via thrivingtwenties)