life long quotes

I am not attracted to book smart. I could care less about your college degree. I am attracted to raw intelligence. Anyone can sit behind a desk. I want to know what you know beyond the realm of our society. And only living and seeking can give you that intelligence. We’ve got time. Let’s sit on the rooftop at 2am and introduce me to your mind.
—  Unknown
Even if you find
someone new,
to talk to every night,
to hang out with every day,
to share the giggles and
laughter at some
secret jokes,
to walk with and tell
wonderful stories,
I am still here,
waiting for you
to knock at my door
and sit beside me,
like we never missed
each other,
I am still here,
even if you’re not asking.
I am still here,
even if you weren’t
going to be there
for me anymore.
—  ma.c.a // A Promise
I do not like this sad state of mind.

I do not like being presented with such nice things, such nice people, such nice opportunities and not be able to appreciate them just because somehow I always feel that something’s missing. I don’t want to keep thinking about what I’ve been missing when I already have an awfully nice lot. I have been living better than half of the world, never starved nor beaten nor bruised. And yet I am sad. I do not want to be but I am. Because I’ve been given the things I need to live but I’ve been missing the things I need to feel alive.
—  Me (JNH). Live, Love, Enjoy. Simple.
Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, or to just be someone to walk with at night and spill your life to. Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they’ve given us.
—  Emery Allen
Again, I would climb into bed with my soul aching, honestly and truly believing I couldn’t battle my mind and heart through the night. Begging anyone that would listen to tell me how to make it all stop.. that my beaten and bruised brain could not face another morning. Ignorance is bliss though, I was always told it was a phase.. to sleep it off, and I would. Every night for years I held on to that last tear drop of hope I wouldn’t always feel like this . But every sun rise I would wake and see the world had just kept spinning as without me. I don’t know when I got left behind, I’ve started I believe maybe I was never really spinning with the rest at all.
I tell you, the amount of my life I lost succumbing to the misery so deeply rooted in my bones. I can remember nothing for years but putting one foot in front of the other, getting lost in the maps of my mind, not even recognising my own reflection.
God.. how often I tried to fix myself. How often I screamed at the sky, begging hulk to give me all my missing pieces. What’s broken will forever have cracks, though.. and I guess I was never whole to start with.
—  Courtney S.L