sincerity quote

I’ve been walked on, used and forgotten and I don’t regret one moment of it because in those moments, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned who I can trust and can’t. I’ve learned the meaning of friendship. I’ve learned how to tell when people are lying and when they’re sincere.
E poi le senti le persone vere.
Quelle che comunque non ti lasciano.
Nonostante tutto.
Nonostante la distanza.
Magari, anche, nonostante te.
—  Labellezzadellepiccolecose - (via labellezzadellepiccolecose.)
Avoid people who mess with your head. Avoid people who intentionally and repeatedly do and say things that they know upset you. Avoid people who expect you to prioritize them but refuse to prioritize you. Avoid people who can’t and won’t apologize sincerely. Avoid. Avoid.
—  Unknown

I wondered.
Should I buy you flowers?
Maybe chocolate?
But no.
They’re not enough.

What would make you smile,
The most genuinely.
What would make you laugh,
And grin wildly.

That’s what I thought,
As I set out that night,
To buy you the ring.
That’d make us each other’s,
For the rest of our lives.

And all the while,
I had but one thing on my mind.
You. All night.

I fell in love with her courage, 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 about future wife Zelda Sayre, in a letter to a friend, 1920