intense feels quotes

“You ruin your life by desensitizing yourself. We are all afraid to say too much, to feel too deeply, to let people know what they mean to us. Caring is not synonymous with crazy. Expressing to someone how special they are to you will make you vulnerable. There is no denying that. However, that is nothing to be ashamed of. There is something breathtakingly beautiful in the moments of smaller magic that occur when you strip down and are honest with those who are important to you. Let that girl know that she inspires you. Tell your mother you love her in front of your friends. Express, express, express. Open yourself up, do not harden yourself to the world, and be bold in who, and how you love. There is courage in that.”

— Bianca Sparacino

This is so so important and beautiful. And important. And beautiful.

I don’t know how to be anything other than intense. I don’t know how to experience without feeling and thinking too much. I don’t know how to always sit still and quit my mind and just be. I am always searching, always questioning, struggling to find the meaning in everything. I am passionate and I am deep, and even if I am misunderstood, I am finally okay with that.
I love her passionately with a morbid intensity; madly as one can only love a woman who never responds to our love with anything but an eternally uniform, eternally calm, stony smile.
—  Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Furs
“That’s the paradox: the only time most people feel alive is when they’re suffering, when something overwhelms their ordinary, careful armour, and the naked child is flung out onto the world. That’s why the things that are worst to undergo are best to remember. But when that child gets buried away under their adaptive and protective shells—he becomes one of the walking dead, a monster. So when you realise you’ve gone a few weeks and haven’t felt that awful struggle of your childish self — struggling to lift itself out of its inadequacy and incompetence — you’ll know you’ve gone some weeks without meeting new challenge, and without growing, and that you’ve gone some weeks towards losing touch with yourself. The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.”

― Ted Hughes

That night, as he tossed and turned in his sleep, a bright yellow flame burst forth in his dreams. Suddenly the sweet face of his sister appeared, and he saw it as a sign, a symbol of their love. It had warmed him, then burned him, but still it burned bright. He made his commitment during that dark night, that he would wear that flame as his personal insignia and place it alongside the Borgia bull. From that day forward, in peace or war, the flame of his love would now flame his ambition.
—  The Family - Mario Puzo
I don’t love openly. I won’t tell the world how much I love you and I won’t express how easily I seem to be captivated by your existence but I will love you more deeply than anyone else could. I cannot begin to explain in words the depth in which I feel for you and in truth I never will but note this; I love you and there lacks a single force in the universe that can stop that intensity. I just won’t admit it.
—  simplyjanel
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Desde allá (From Afar) | Golden Lion at the 72nd Venice Film Festival (and probably my new favourite movie)

Is it the sort of feeling where your stomach is in knots when you see him? You have this almost overwhelming feeling of wonder and adoration of this person, and it’s so intense that it is close to being a physical thing inside of you, and you shouldn’t be able to focus on anything else besides the feeling, yet somehow you manage to take in more detail than you normally would, noticing all the little things that don’t normally matter?
Because that is love and it is real.
—  H.Rose ~ The Sort Of Feeling (via thatcrazyshortchickybabe)