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You don’t choose who you fall in love with, do you? And once you do fall in love—that obsessive sort of love, that all-consuming love, where two people can’t stand to be apart from each other for even a moment—how are you supposed to let a love like that pass you by?
Jordan Belfort, The Wolf Of Wall Street (via purplebuddhaproject)

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Sometimes, when you don’t ask questions, it’s not because you are afraid that someone will lie to your face. It’s because you’re afraid they’ll tell you the truth.
So many words get lost. They leave the mouth and lose their courage, wandering aimlessly until they are swept into the gutter like dead leaves. On rainy days you can hear their chorus rushing past.
  Nicole Krauss, The History of Love (via purplebuddhaproject)
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professoralbusdumbledore:

when you hate your legs 
remember that they carried you through the hardest parts of your life. they get you out of bed every day and take you to what you love.

when you hate your stomach
remember that it helped you gain strength. it holds the memories of deep laughter and great meals. it is full of warmth and joy.

when you hate your arms
remember that they are strong, which makes you strong. but they are also soft and can be used to cuddle and hold the ones you love.

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The day I understood everything, was the day I stopped trying to figure everything out. The day I knew peace was the day I let everything go.
You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent
I am so sorry to all the people I hurt while I was hurting.

So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.

Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in.

And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay… but by their decision to return.

The Staying Philosophy (via 1112pm)

(Source: valerie-hawkeye, via shlomoe)

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