The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
Ernest Hemingway, Men Without Women
All the hardest, coldest people you meet,
were once as soft as water.
And that’s the tragedy of living.
Iain S. Thomas
Sometimes you miss the memories, not the person.
It’s possible to go on, no matter how impossible it seems, and in time, the grief lessens. It may not ever go away completely, but after a while it’s not overwhelming.
Nicholas Sparks, Dear John
You always get more respect when you don’t have a happy ending.
and I’m over it,
I’m over it,
I promise I’m over it.
But it still hurts sometimes.
laura elizabeth ross
I was drawn to all the wrong things: I liked to drink, I was lazy, I didn’t have a god, politics, ideas, ideals. I was settled into nothingness; a kind of non-being, and I accepted it. I didn’t make for an interesting person. I didn’t want to be interesting, it was too hard. What I really wanted was only a soft, hazy space to live in, and to be left alone.
I’m almost never serious, and I’m always too serious. Too deep, too shallow. Too sensitive, too cold hearted. I’m like a collection of paradoxes.
Ferdinand de Saussure
When you hold a grudge, you want someone else’s sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet.
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
You’re really good at not letting people love you.
You refuse to see, you’re denying me
the cross I bear but you don’t seem to care
Even Judas knew he had lied
Within Temptation, “The Cross”
You will always fall in love, and it will always be like having your throat cut, just that fast.
I look at you, and I just love you, and it terrifies me. It terrifies me what I would do for you.
It’s a certain tragedy when agony and resentment are all you have left connecting you to someone you once loved.