Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that’s why we have to keep trying. We have to push through all that hurts us, work past all our memories that are haunting us. Sometimes the things that hurt us are the things that make us strongest. A life without experience, in my opinion, is no life at all. And that’s why I tell everyone that, even when it hurts, never stop yourself from living. ―Alysha Speer
It’s the same with people who say, ‘Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’ Even people who say this must realize that the exact opposite is true. What doesn’t kill you maims you, cripples you, leaves you weak, makes you whiny and full of yourself at the same time. The more pain, the more pompous you get. Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you incredibly annoying.
—  Rob Sheffield
I think I hate the feeling of being in love. No, it is not about being scared of rejection. Its that I know I will not get the love I am looking for. The love that I yearn for. So this ‘feeling of being in love’ just seems like a ship sailing out in search of land, destined to be torn apart by a vehement sea of emotional distress and raging insecurities.
It is nothing but a waste of time.
—  can you see the bitterness run rampant in my broken heart? // .a.c.
I have my litany of frustrations, as everyone does, but ultimately I try to be hopeful because I don’t see any decent alternative. I want to believe we can turn things around. It would be cynical to give up on life and turn our backs on the kids: Cynicism is irresponsible. And having hope is much more healthy way to live.
—  Barbara Kingsover