“Life is all about finding out who you really are. First of all, know that you’re not alone. I don’t think there’s a person on this planet who has not, at one point or another, worn a mask to protect who they really are from a potentially difficult experience. The pressure of believing you’re the only one with this problem is half of what makes it seem so impossible to fix. The second step is figuring out what you’re so afraid of by revealing who you really are. It isn’t that you’re wearing a mask all the time, its that you’re putting it on in attempt to keep your therapist out. What you need to understand is that by letting that person in, they can get to the core of whatever else is bothering you. Just be straight up. Its hard, but once you break through that wall, the pressure you feel inside will lift, and you’ll probably cry out every single one of those tears ‘til all you can do is laugh to make up for it. That’s when you know you’ve done it. Be real, because a mask only fools people on the outside. Pretending to be someone you’re not takes a toll on the real you, and the real you is more important than anyone else.”—Alex Gaskarth (via raindropsonredroses)
“It hurts to move on. But does it hurt to hang onto somebody who’s already gone or does it hurt even more to have each other to move on together, knowing they can’t carry on although their love is built to last”—
“Ask most people what they want out of life and the answer is simple - to be happy. Maybe it’s this expectation thought of wanting to be happy that just keeps us from ever getting there. Maybe the more we try to will ourselves to states of bliss, the more confused we get - to the point where we don’t recognize ourselves. Instead we just keep smiling - trying to be the happy people we wish we were. Until it eventually hits us, it’s been there all along. Not in our dreams or our hopes but in the known, the comfortable, the familiar.”—Grey’s Anatomy Monologue (via raindropsonredroses)
“Ask most people what they want out of life and the answer is simple - to be happy. Maybe it’s this expectation though of wanting to be happy that just keeps us from ever getting there. Maybe the more we try to will ourselves to states of bliss, the more confused we get - to the point where we don’t recognize ourselves. Instead we just keep smiling - trying to be the happy people we wish we were. Until it eventually hits us, it’s been there all along. Not in our dreams or our hopes but in the known, the comfortable, the familiar.”—Grey’s Anatomy Monologue (via raindropsonredroses)
Someone once asked me why I choose to confide in some friends over others. I don’t think I chose them. They were the ones who bothered to ask instead of speculating, who stuck around and stood up for me. It’s not that I chose them. It’s that they saw me, when I was invisible.
Love is when you’re almost positive that person is your better half. Not that they’re better than you, but that both of you together creates something more amazing than you two separately. It’s when you can’t help but smile when you hear their name, and you still get butterflies in your stomach when you first see them. It’s when their pain is your pain, their happiness is your happiness. You can both see past each other’s facades and you understand how to deal with the person underneath the walls. It’s when every single love song ever relates to your life somehow, whether it’s the whole song or that one lyric. You get angry at each other for your faults, but as soon as you meet again the anger just fades away because you just can’t stay angry with someone who you could lose so easily. It’s when you understand that you must live your lives now and take advantage of each other’s time, even though you plan to spend the rest of your lives together. It’s giving up that last laugh to keep them around, or making a fool of yourself to bring a smile to their face. Essentially, it’s staying with each other because the other person completes you.
“The future may freak us out, but it will come either way. The past may give us mixed emotions, but it will stay with us no matter what. It is possible to forgive, to regret, to remember and even to forget, but it is impossible to lose the entire truth.”—(via eletheowl) (via ehyrlca) (via pastryhearts)
“You can feel when someone you hold close to your heart is slipping away, little by little. It’s when the mere thought of losing a friend can bring you to tears almost instantly. The pain you are beginning to feel can crush your entire heart. Yet everything that you try to do to solve the problems only push them further and further away from you. When the only chance of getting back to the way things were in the beginning is to hope this person realized what they may be losing.”—
“Lately I’m alright and lately I’m not scared. I’ve figured out that what you do to me feels like I’m floating on air. I don’t need to know right now, all I know is I believe in the very thing that got us here and now I can’t leave.”—Suspension - Mae (via pastryhearts)
“You should never give yourself a chance to fall apart because, when you do, it becomes a tendency and it happens over and over again. You must practice staying strong, instead.”—Eat. Pray. Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (via quote-book)
“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”—Rose Kennedy (via anditslove)