people cooler than you

You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.
—  Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.
—  Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.
—  Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.
—  Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.
—  Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.
—  Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

“You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.”

— Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

picture this
  • eight year old rosie watson precociously announcing to her dad that she saw the morgue today! no dead bodies but they were REALLY NEAR BY and it was REALLY COOL
  • john. john mcfreaking loses it.
  • ‘SHERLOCK. YOU PROMISED. NO CRIME SCENES. NO DEAD BODIES. NO WEIRD SHIT UNTIL SHE’S OLDER.’
  • only
  • ‘… oh please, john, even a simpleton could see that i haven’t left the flat all day. look at the hemline of my trousers, no mud whatsoever. i didn’t take her there.’
  • ‘WELL THEN WHO DID’
  • and then
  • a timid cough from the kitchen
  • … where molly is making tea
  • ‘… i had to drop off some paperwork.’
  • ‘auntie molly is way cooler than you guys, honestly. they’re just dead people,’ rosie announces
You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.
—  Hanya Yanagihara
You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are— not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving— and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad— or good— it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.
—  From “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara

yonggukyeopta  asked:

I just wanted to say that I really love the concept of your blog and you seem like such a nice person! I'm really bad at interacting with people online, but I hope we can talk sometime in the future! (Although I'm sure you have cooler people to talk with than me lol)

hellloooooooooooooooo!!! thank you for leaving me such a sweet ask in my inbox!!! thank you for loving my blog too! i’m bad at interacting with others too, so don’t worry about it!!! i’m pretty crazy on tumblr; but in real life, i’m kinda calm hahahaaaaaaaaaa me living a double life woooo wooooo! nahhhh i don’t define a person by how cool they are on tumblr. a friend is a friend and yassssssss of course we can talk to each other!!(*´▽`*)

You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.
—  Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.
—  Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
I never had friends either not for a very long time, not until I was much older than you. I wanted them, too. And I always wondered if I would ever find any, and how, and when. And then I went to college, and I met people who, for whatever reason, decided to be my friends, and they taught me - everything really. They made me, and make me, into someone better than I really am. You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are - not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving - and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad - or good - it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.
—  A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara

You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then try to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best as well.

Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life (x)

HUFFLEPUFF: “The only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.” –Hanya Yanagihara (A Little Life)