I’m honestly not a bad person, my heart is in the right place; it’s just that my head isn’t.
I’m almost never serious, and I’m always too serious. Too deep, too shallow. Too sensitive, too cold hearted. I’m like a collection of paradoxes.Ferdinand de Saussure (via wordsnquotes)
Prose is about what can be said and what is known and so on. Poetry is about what cannot be expressed. I mean, terrible grief, or intense erotic feeling, or even unspeakable anger are all inexpressible. You can’t put them in words and that’s why you try to put them in words. Because that’s all you’ve got.W. S. Merwin, in an interview with Joel Whitney (via weissewiese)
There are three Things extremely hard, Steel, a Diamond, and to know one’s self.Benjamin Franklin (via fyp-philosophy)
One of the reasons why we crave love, and seek it so desperately, is that love is the only cure for loneliness, and shame, and sorrow. But some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some truths about yourself are so painful that only shame can help you live with them. And some things are just so sad that only your soul can do the crying for you.Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram (via khawajaaliarshad)
"How are your grades?"
"What are you majoring in?"
"Have you got a girlfriend?"
"What do you want to do when you graduate?"