quotes about experience

My dear,
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
—  Charles bukowski
1. you will find someone who loves you as a whole for who you are. do not settle for less, wait for them. it’s worth it.
2. it’s okay to grow apart from your friends. you’re not always going to stay close to the same people. appreciate the ones who make an effort to stay a part of your life.
3. sometimes you’ll feel down about your life; like you’re not doing as well as the people around you seem to be. that’s okay. everybody struggles. everybody goes at their own pace. life is not a race.
4. immerse yourself in the things you love. whether that’s the music you listen to, your hobbies, your job, your friends - keep these things close to your heart, don’t let anyone take them away from you.
5. find a way to love your everyday life. make time for the things that make you happy. don’t sit around waiting for good things to come, make your days good.
6. you will still get down. you will still get sad. don’t allow yourself to sit and wallow. learn to lift yourself out of the sadness.
7. move on from all the shitty people and situations you involved yourself in last year. even if they come back and apologize. not everyone deserves second chances, don’t give them to people who ruined your year.
8. learn to love yourself. maybe not entirely, maybe not all at once, but fall in love with pieces of yourself. learn to change the things you don’t like. you have more control of your life than you think you do.
9. don’t be scared to try new things or meet new people. you might fall in love with something or someone you never would’ve thought twice about.
10. start living life for yourself. not your parents. not your friends. not your significant other. do the things you love unapologetically. don’t let anyone tell you it’s wrong or take it away from you.
11.  don’t take the little things for granted. love and appreciate the things that give you pleasure, no matter how small they seem.
12. don’t be afraid to feel things. don’t be scared of the sadness. don’t be weary of the happiness. feel things wholly and completely. don’t shy away from them.
13. some things aren’t meant to last forever, enjoy them while they’re there.
14. learn from every experience and relationship you have, even the bad ones. be able to walk away a better person because of them.
15. don’t let anyone else be in control of your happiness. don’t put your feelings on other people. it’s up to you and only you to know how to make yourself happy.
16. that doesn’t mean other people won’t make you happy, they should and they will. just know that you can still be happy when they’re not around. they’re not all the happiness you’re capable of.
17. don’t put up with people who make you feel like you’re hard to love. there are people who love you entirely as you are. make sure you keep them close.
—  things i learned in 2016 / a sequel to things i learned in 2015
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
I hope to one day create a way of life out of depression that doesn’t mean taking your own life.
The cure.
—  Chris hardman
Have you felt it too? Have you seen how your best friends love everything about you- except the things that count? And your most important is nothing to them; nothing, not even a sound they can recognize.
—  Ayn Rand
I don’t even know if I’ll get to the point anymore where I will love myself for all my flaws.
—  20:33
There is a comfort in the fear of knowing there is a whole world out there. A whole world for you to explore. Can you even wrap your brain around that? The idea of lands that we can find comfort in, find joy in, find peace in. The idea that there is land that we haven’t even touched. I think it is incredible, a world of places to get lost in.

The world by Amy Kennedy


Okay I promise not to live-blog the whole season because that would just be me coming unglued and sobbing over Bobbie Draper, but that scene where she arm-wrestles her own power armor has cleared up my skin, helped me run a 10K, and shown me the light of the Lord in perfect clarity. 

“I don’t use sex as a weapons, little ones. I use weapons as weapons.” 

Flirty looks and fleeting glances is all we will ever exchange.I know we both want what can never be, a you and me.
—  Extracts from the book about him.
Sometimes the times you dread the most can be the best days of your whole life. Stop dreading what you are yet to know.

Things I learned in 2016 by Amy Kennedy


Why does everyone assume that because I’m broken I can be fixed? I’m permanently damaged, if it makes you feel uncomfortable then it’s your issue. I have a healthy relationship with death. I don’t aspire to meet it’s acquaintance, but I’m not terrified of it. I’m not a kink for you to explore, I’m not a lost cause, I’m not the person you thought I was when we met. I’ve accepted my fate, it’s time you do as well. I’m okay with being broken, why won’t you let me be it?
—  Permanently Damaged, u.n.