Be aware of anyone you are willing to sacrifice sleep to talk with.

They’re similar to drinking coffee. In overwhelming you, in awaking your senses, in sneaking into your system till you’re addicted, in stimulating your cravings..

And once they go, once they decide to run. All you have is the memories. All you have is your thoughts.

And believe me when I say, my thoughts of him, have kept me awake more that caffeine ever did.

—  Anonymous
Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.
—  Marc Hack

The good news is that I believe every woman who wants to can find a great partner. You’re just going to need to get rid of the idea that marriage will make you happy. It won’t. Once the initial high wears off, you’ll just be you, except with twice as much laundry.

Because ultimately, marriage is not about getting something — it’s about giving it. Strangely, men understand this more than we do. Probably because for them marriage involves sacrificing their most treasured possession — a free-agent penis — and for us, it’s the culmination of a princess fantasy so universal, it built Disneyland.

When you hurt somebody who loves you it’s not your betrayal you should be sorry for. The pain you’ve inflicted will be severe but it will pass. No, the cruellest legacy you can leave on a person is the crippling belief that the rest of the world is as selfish and disloyal as you.
—  Beau Taplin || Look what you’ve done. 

I’m trying I’m really trying to be okay
I say the right words
Plaster a smile for all the pictures
Surround myself with as much positivity as I can

But God
Sometimes I’m so alone and sad
I can’t breathe

—  a story a day #15 (d.y.)
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.
—  Roald Dahl, My Uncle Oswald

Shakespeare’s First Folio entitled Mr William Shakespeares (sic) Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies has recently been found in the public library of Saint-Omer in France. Said to be sitting in the shelves undisturbed for the past 200 years, the book is now considered the “treasure among many treasures” by the French library. Photo: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images