drunk on the idea of love quotes

i love that les mis quote where grantaire’s like “who has been unhooking the stars without my permission” because 1. it’s poetic and pretty and 2. it implies that, were someone to defy all laws of the universe and unhook the stars, they would have to run that idea by this fuckin drunk-off-his-ass rando and make sure he gives them the thumbs-up on it

The signs as F Scott Fitzgerald quotes

Aries: “But his heart was in a constant, turbulent riot.”

Taurus: “I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”

Gemini: "her philosophy is carpe diem for herself, and laissez-faire for others”

Cancer: “And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.”

Leo: “You mustn’t confuse a single failure with a final defeat.”

Virgo: “A well-chosen book saves you from everything, including yourself.”

Libra: "She was beautiful - but especially she was without mercy.”

Scorpio: "The fire blazing in her dark and injured heart seemed to glow around her like a flame.”

Sagittarius: "I’m a slave to my emotions, to my likes, to my hatred of boredom, to most of my desires.”

Capricorn: "There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.”

Aquarius: “Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.”

Pisces: "No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”

She was intoxicating…
The kind that makes you drunk off the air she breathed and all you wanted was more.
—  Nicole Torres// ) #12
the fire
slowly burned
around us
like the whiskey
that we drank
to ignore it.
we were always drunk,
not drunk on love
but drunk on the idea
that somehow
we could make it work.
let’s confess that
you can shift your gaze
away from the flames
as much as you please,
but you cannot
avoid the smoke
as you gasp for air.
Drunk on the idea of meeting someone new;
drunk on the idea of meeting someone that isn’t you.
I hope his eyes are brown instead of blue, 
and I hope his presence is made clear to me soon.
—  kelly maria // june 24th ‘16
I’ve always flexed my stern rules for other people but never for myself. A shelf full of trophies and a folder full of certificates will advocate my ambitious obedience. Relationships go against my ambitions as equally as they go against my cultural and religious beliefs; call me sheltered if you want. I’m proud of the accomplishments I have made because i wasn’t distracted by a lover.

I know too well that humans aren’t designed to live a solitary life. I will catch myself looking for a partner someday maybe not today, not this week, not this year but someday. Until then I will pat myself on the back for having a will power stronger than my hormones.

Not falling in love does not equate to not having a heart. I’ve been coarse on my nafs but I’m proud of where it got me. In a world that treads on teenagers getting drunk on the idea of love, I’ve rebelled by not losing sight of my goals.

—  Afreen Razvi, A Different Kind Of Rebel