There’s a corner of my heart that is yours. And I don’t mean for now, or until I’ve found somebody else, I mean forever. I mean to say that whether I fall in love a thousand times over or once or never again, there’ll always be a small quiet place in my heart that belongs only to you.
—  Beau Taplin
remember, your life is not over because of one grade or one late assignment or one bad semester. remember, a failing grade doesn’t mean you’re a failure. remember, a test score doesn’t represent your worth.
—  close your eyes. breathe.
I fell in love with her sincerity, and her flaming self-respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything.
—  F. Scott Fitzgerald

we aren’t born dying, this is not a waiting room for the ending, of course not. do you think a movie starts just to finish? do you think a song begins just to end? no, you watch the movie to laugh and eat popcorn and learn and breathe and be happy and be together and be heartbroken, you listen to the music to sing and jump and feel and dance yourself raw. and yes the movie will end and the song will fade and we are all born knowing that death will come someday, and it will, but that’s just the ending, just the curtain call. you don’t breathe in just to breathe out, you breathe in so you can go on dates and go on a plane and hold your breath underwater, so you can laugh and dance and cry and eat pasta. we aren’t born to die, we are born to build and break and love and hurt and feel and feel and feel. we aren’t here to die, of course we’re not. we are here to live.