the truth about being beautiful

46 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In YA Literature

1. “You could rattle the stars. You could do anything, if you only dared. And deep down, you know it too, and that’s what scares you the most.”
—Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

2. “Because sometimes chance and circumstance can seem like the most appalling injustice, but we just have to adapt. That’s all we can do.”
—Gavin Extence, The Universe Versus Alex Woods

3. “I can’t seem to be a pessimist long enough to overlook the possibility of things being overwhelmingly good.”
—John Corey Whaley, Where Things Come Back

4. “Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”
―Christopher Paolini, Eragon

5. “Because Margo knows the secret of leaving, the secret I have only just now learned; leaving feels good and pure only when you leave something important, something that mattered to you. Pulling life out by the roots. But you can’t do that until your life has grown roots.”
—John Green, Paper Towns

6. “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”
―J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

7. “I’m done with those; regrets are an excuse for people who have failed.”
—Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

8. “Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
—Veronica Roth, Divergent

9. “The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”
—Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

10. “Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
—Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

11. “Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.”
—Natalie Babbit, Tuck Everlasting

12. “Just because we’ve been … dealt a certain hand … it doesn’t mean that we can’t choose to rise above — to conquer the boundaries of a destiny that none of us wanted.”
—Stephenie Meyer, Twilight

13. “Some walks you have to take alone.”
—Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

14. “That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.”
—John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

15. “We believe in the wrong things. That’s what frustrates me the most. Not the lack of belief, but the belief in the wrong things. You want meaning? Well, the meanings are out there. We’re just so damn good at reading them wrong.”
—Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

16. “Why would you be given wings if you weren’t meant to fly?”
—Leslye Walton, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

17. “Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”
—Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

18. “It’s just that…I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It’s the universe’s way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It’s how life is.”
—Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

19. “The universe is bigger than anything that can fit into your mind.”
—Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead

20. “I try to think about how it all works. At school dances, I sit in the background, and I tap my toe, and I wonder how many couples will dance to ‘their song.’ In the hallways, I see the girls wearing the guys’ jackets, and I think about the idea of property. And I wonder if anyone is really happy. I hope they are. I really hope they are.”
—Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

21. “Things were rough all over but it was better that way. That way, you could tell the other guy was human too.”
—S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

22. “What if evil doesn’t really exist? What if evil is something dreamed up by man, and there is nothing to struggle against except our own limitations? The constant battle between our will, our desires, and our choices?”
—Libba Bray, Rebel Angels

23. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
—J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

24. “It’s like the people who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. If you see what I mean.”
—Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

25. “I can tell you that the end of a life is the sum of the love that was lived in it, that whatever you think you have sworn, being here at the end of Jem’s life is not what is important. It was being here for every other moment.”
—Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

26. “Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.”
—Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle In Time

27. “Maybe who we are isn’t so much about what we do, but rather what we’re capable of when we least expect it”
—Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

28. “People never really died. They only went on to a better place, to wait a while for their loved ones to join them. And then once more they went back to the world, in the same way they had arrived the first time around.”
―V.C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic

29. “Goodbye, I say, goodbye, as I disappear little by little into the middle of the middle of my own spectacular now.”
—Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now

30. “But if I’m it, the last of my kind, the last page of human history, like hell I’m going to let the story end this way…Because if I am the last one, then I am humanity. And if this is humanity’s last war, then I am the battlefield.”
—Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

31. “The words were on their way, and when they arrived, she would hold them in her hands like clouds, and she would ring them out like the rain.”
—Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

32. “Child, no one is ever ready for anything. I would never doom you to that. What sort of adventureless life would that be?”
—Alethea Kontis, Enchanted

33. “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”
—John Steinbeck, East of Eden

34. “Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”
―Jandy Nelson, I’ll Give You the Sun

35. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: We all want everything to be okay. We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.”
—David Levithan, Every Day

36. “Doubt everything at least once. What you decide to keep, you’ll be able to be confident of. And what you decide to ditch, you will replace with what your instincts tell you is true.”
―Amy Plum, After the End

37. “Just as a river by night shines with the reflected light of the moon, so too do you shine with the light of your family, your people, and your God. So you are never far from home, never alone, wherever you go.”
—Karen Cushman, Catherine Called Birdy

38. “You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”
—John Green, Looking for Alaska

39. “There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.”
—George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

40. “I know that the whole point—the only point—is to find the things that matter, and hold on to them, and fight for them, and refuse to let them go.”
—Lauren Oliver, Delirium

41. “We feel cold, but we don’t mind it, because we will not come to harm. And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn’t feel other things, like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the aurora, or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin. It’s worth being cold for that.”
—Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

42. “It’s a lot easier to be lost than found. It’s the reason we’re always searching and rarely discovered—so many locks not enough keys.”
―Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

43. “On that cold night in January it all slipped into place for me and she became my everything and my everyone. My music, my sun, my words, my logic, my confusion, my flaw.”
—Julie Murphy, Side Effects May Vary

44. “Hope? Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”
—Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke and Bone

45. “[She] had always suffered from a vague restlessness, a longing for adventure that she told herself severely was the result of reading too many novels when she was a small child.”
—Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

46. “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels, but old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”
—J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 

wake up, i don’t want you gone

thank u @notbrogues for the encouragement !!!

When Cas dies, it hurts.

It hurts like a bitch.

You know when people say it gets better with time, and you just need time to adjust or whatever. Learn to deal with your grief like it was nothing, and one day just see it as a sad little memory that has no effect on you besides the fact it happened. That it was inevitable. That’s what Dean tells himself anyway. He knew the dangers of having anyone remotely close to him would in someway end in a horrible conclusion no one wants to face.

When Cas dies, it’s like everything Dean has known flies through a window.

His wings are burned onto the soil beneath Dean’s knees. It’s like the first time he and Cas met. The shadows of what revealed the truth about Castiel’s being. Dean reaches over and feels the ash of once beautiful wings. The outline in the dirt is broken by the wind, as Dean runs his fingers through the remains. The ground is soft. Good burial ground, is Dean’s next thought.

He looks at Cas’ corpse, his eyes shut and his face expressionless. Dean knows this image will be burnt into his brain. He can feel tears spike again, as he remembers Cas’ last glow as the Angel blade pierces through his torso.

No. Dean said. No.

Cas collapses onto the floor. Lucifer smiles. Mary’s gone. Sam leaves him to find the Nephilim.

Cas is still dead. On his knees, he can see how Cas’ vessel has aged with them. Cas had become apart of The Grand Winchester Adventure as much as they had. The many fucking events in the life of Castiel, and he still thinks him and Sam were the best part.

Dean doesn’t want to burn him. Or get rid of any part of him. He wants Cas to stay. He feels anger course through him as if his very core was setting itself on fire, and suddenly he’s not sad Cas died. He’s beyond being sad about his fucking best friend leaving him time and time again. Dean’s angry at himself that he couldn’t get Cas to stay. To stay with him when he needed Cas most. And the fucker kept leaving. I needed to come back with a win for you.

Yet Dean never told him that Cas being by his side was enough. Seeing Cas everyday would’ve made Dean’s life so much happier - all he did now was wait for him. He kept worrying his ass off like Cas couldn’t take care of himself, or how Cas always had the best intentions. But Dean just wanted Cas to stay.

I need you.

Cas is gone, and Dean feels the weight and guilt of it upon his shoulders. Fuck. Fuck. He just - he just thought they’d be better together. Who knew Dean would cosy up with an angel? Tell him that eight years ago and he’d tell you to shove it up your own. But now it’s like Dean’s whole life has to come to a stop right in the middle of the road, waiting to be run over by whatever wants to kill him next. Do Angels go to Heaven once they die? Or do they just cease to exist and no matter what deal Dean pulls he can never get Cas back?

Dean keeps falling further until he’s on the ground next to Cas’ dead body, legs folded together as his shins touch the cool ground. He wraps his arms around Cas, bringing it closer to himself, and feels the warmth seep through his fingers already. Colder and colder. Dead, and gone.

Dean feels his tears drip down his face and splatters on Cas’ trench coat like the last droplets of paint in a bucket. Cas’ weight in his arms solidifies Cas’ death, a small part of Dean hoping it was just a really fucked up nightmare. He can’t help but shake the body gently.

“Cas,” He says, like a forbidden word. “Wake up, buddy. Angels don’t sleep.” He feels his hands shaking underneath Cas’ back, a mixture of cold and disbelief numbs the pain a little. “Cas.” He says, with a broken sob.

Out of everything that happened in Dean’s life, he’s never felt more broken than when Cas remains unmoving in his arms. A wave of emotions makes him finally register what happened just mere moments ago. Cas is dead.

Dean buries his head into Cas’ torso, breathes deeply before letting loose all the pent up emotion. Deep, heart-wrenching sobs consume him and his whole being.

“I love you.” He says to no one. “I love you. Please. Please.”

Cas doesn’t respond.

Beauty is a curse.

For all of you out there who may perhaps be slightly unfortunate looking…

consider yourselves lucky.

I am known around as “the beauty.” Girls tell me I’m “perfect” and that they are “ridiculously jealous.” They say they wish they looked like me.

I get complimented often on my long, thick hair, bright hazel eyes, and hourglass figure. People say that I am “perfect enough” to go into modeling.

Everywhere I go, I get started at. I was actually once in my room, with the blinds drawn open when I looked out, and happened to see three teenage boys who live in my neighborhood just standing and staring. I thought this was the creepiest thing.

People would automatically assume that, because you are regarded as this “great beauty” that your life would be perfect. The thing about beauty, is that it’s often assumed that with good looks, life is easier.

Haha, funny how that is. It’s the exact opposite.

Ever since seventh grade, it feels as though I’ve been constantly living life under a microscope. Girls do not trust me, and gossip about me. They tear me down because they think they can make themselves feel better. I am often criticized harshly by others.

Guys that I like don’t approach me because they assume I’m not single, or are intimidated. While it’s flattering, it’s also a downer, particularly if you have feelings for someone who won’t ask you out because he feels as though he doesn’t have a chance. I tend to be attracted to the shyer, quiet guy.

Oh, and speaking of guys? I act friendly, and every girl automatically assumes that I’m about to steal their boyfriend. They get insecure, nervous and panicky, and then start the whole gossip/rumour mill. Thus making me feel as though I do not have a single friend in high school.

I hang around with guys, which sparks rumours that I must be a slut. They tell me I’m overly flirtatious, when all I really mean to be is nice. My guy friends develop crushes on me that I cannot reciprocate, and then I am blamed by others for not having feelings for that certain person.

Creepy boys will hit on me and do certain things that make me feel uncomfortable. Face it. Do you REALLY want an irritating, 17 year old stalker on your case, begging you to take nude photos?

You can’t be confident, or your stuck up.

You can’t flirt, or else you are a whore.

You can’t make yourself look too nice, or else your regarded as “vain.”

If beautiful girl may say something slightly ditzy, she is patronized for it more then the “less attractive” girl.

People avoid being your friend out of jealously, or because they believe that you are stuck up.

Everyone assumes that beautiful girls aren’t insecure, when the reality is that actually, many of them are MORE insecure about themselves then the average-looking girl!

Sometimes, I feel as though nobody really cares or knows me for anything else then my looks. I feel so much pressure to maintain the way I look, it’s the worst! I work out 6 days a week, approx. I have to constantly keep my hair healthy, and my hair is super hard to maintain!

I went through an eating disorder for almost 3 years, because other peoples expectations constantly left me feeling chained.

So the next time you think bad thoughts about a beautiful girl, think again. Our lives aren’t very fun either.

I hope I didn’t come off as conceited.

Almost every song was punctuated by a pep talk about love and the pain that surrounds it and she really took the time to bond with her audience.

Standing atop a crane that extended out to the audience before singing Clean, she told them some home truths in a motivational speech about being strong and being beautiful as well as thanking fans from overseas for coming along.

—  The Daily Record on Taylor and The 1989 Tour (I’m really glad that critics see how much Tay bonds with her fans)