quotes about learning


        What’s in a name? A thousand songs. Hundreds of photographs. A million stories.  
                                           Everything.  Everything is in a name.

                                           Everything is in your name. (insp)


“The Dark is generous, and it is patient, and it always wins - but in the heart of its strength lies weakness; one lone candle is enough to hold it back. 
Love is more than a candle. 
Love can ignite the stars.” 

-Matthew Stover, Revenge of the Sith

(credit for the last gif/manip goes to @chriswoods

When people ask me about my life goals, I always lie… because the truth is, the only dream I really have is… to one day look in the mirror and love the girl staring back at me.
—  muse-by-melissa
There are two tragedies in life.
One is to lose your hearts desire.
The other is to gain it.
—  George Bernard shaw
i. things truly do happen for a reason and they coincide with the things that don’t go the way you had planned.

ii. you can’t make someone feel a certain way. you have to accept how they feel and move on one way or another.

iii. don’t let your emotions control you, but don’t ignore them either. you might miss out on something, or someone, wonderful.

iv. you meet certain people for a reason. they may walk into your life to make it better or cause chaos but they will always teach you a lesson. they don’t always stay and that is okay.

v. live in the moment. be present. notice the small things like the sound of a passing car, the ticking of a watch, the singing of the cicadas.

vi. be good and do good. don’t expect anything in return.

vii. everything will be okay. even if it’s not right now.

viii. breathe. your mental health is just as important as your physical health. don’t let any part of you suffer for any reason and if you need to take some time for yourself, do it. it’s okay to put yourself first.

—  things i have learned in the 210 days i’ve known him (l.d.e)
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
  • [Yuuri Katsuki, Victor Nikiforov and Yuri Plisetsky are watching a movie together. There is a knock at the door.]:
  • Victor: Yurio, do you mind getting the door? I think Yuuri is asleep and I don't want to disturb him.
  • Yurio: yeah, whatever. *leaves room to open door*
  • Otabek: *begins playing Christmas music.* shhh *holds up card that says "tell them it's carolers"*
  • Victor: who is it?
  • Yurio: carol singers.
  • Victor: oh. Okay.
  • Otabek: *flips card* it reads: with any luck, next year I'll be the Grand Prix champion.
  • *flips card*: you'll be 16
  • *flips card*: and maybe your dads will let you date
  • *flips card*: but for now, let me say
  • *flips card*: without any hopes or agenda
  • *flips card*: because it's Christmas
  • *flips card*: (and on Christmas you tell the truth)
  • *flips card*: to me, you are perfect
  • *flips card*: and I will love you
  • *flips card*: until we both retire
  • *flips card*: merry Christmas.
  • Yurio: *smiles*
  • Otabek: *begins to walk away.*
  • Yurio: wait! *runs after him*
  • Otabek: *stops*
  • Yurio: *kisses his cheek* by the way, we don't celebrate Christmas until after the new year.
  • Otabek: oh.
  • Yurio: also my dads are watching that movie right now so they totally know what's going on.
  • Otabek: right. My bad.
  • Yurio: why don't you come inside?