"One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving."
— The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho (via quotes-for-reference)
"Each of us needs something of an island in his life - if not an actual island, at least some place, or space in time, in which to be himself, free to cultivate his differences from others."
— John Keats, Of Time and an Island (via hemingwayslemonade)
(Source: letteratura-litterature, via hemingwayslemonade)
"Her appearance accorded well with this smoldering rebelliousness, and the shady splendour of her beauty was the real surface of the sad and stifled warmth within her."
— Thomas Hardy, The Return Of The Native (via booksnotdrugs)
"I take great care of myself by carefully shutting myself away."
— Vincent van Gogh, Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (via romeo-a-go-go)
(Source: wordsnquotes, via hemingwayslemonade)
"She’s brim full of poetry—actualized poetry, if I may use the expression. She lives what paper poets only write…"
— Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles (via darialin)
"I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself."
— Aldous Huxley (via givinall)
"More and more everything in my life was a fix for an earlier fix for an earlier fix until I forget what the original problem was."
— Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor (via hemingwayslemonade)
(Source: between-grief-and-high-delight, via hemingwayslemonade)