"Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone."

"Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens."

-Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind (via larmoyante)


1.Stop going through their social networking accounts. No matter how badly you want to see if they’re still tweeting about you or posting pictures of them with other people, don’t do it. You’ll only see things that will hurt you, and you don’t need any more pain in your life. You don’t have to unfollow them, but don’t purposefully stalk them.

2.You know where they hang out or where they spend their time. Don’t walk through there if you don’t have to. You might tell yourself that seeing them is going to get you through the day, but it won’t. It’s not going to stop you from crying at night or feeling miserable.

3.They didn’t fix you. They never could have fixed you, because that’s something you need to do yourself. You are not a broken sign that needs repair. You’re a body, a mind, a person with feelings and dreams and aspirations. Fix yourself.

4.Delete the messages. It’s as simple as that. Hit delete, move on. Reading things from the past isn’t going to do anything for you.

5.Focus on you. Watch a movie, read a book, listen to a band, paint your nails, draw something (even if you’re bad at drawing). Try out new things to take your mind off of them. If your grades have been slipping, focus on getting them back on. The person who hurt you is in your past, and you’re heading for the future. Make the future better by being ready for it. Change yourself, but only for the better. Mold yourself into the person you want to be for the better, brighter days you’ll see.


-Five Small Pieces of Advice for Getting Over Someone, Elsie Gonzalez (via koalatea)



I love how the other one is like “whoop, heres my ride”

Get in, loser, we’re going mopping

You can see the exact moment where it goes
And then it falls in.
"I tell you, it’s strange. When I’m like this I just want to be alone. I want to stay in my own room. I’m like a cat."

-Ernest Hemingway, from The Sun Also Rises (via violentwavesofemotion)


get in loser we’re going shopping
"Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere."

- Isabelle Eberhardt  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: letterstoimogen)

"There’s nothing so dangerous as a headstrong girl who knows her own mind."

-Mary Yellan | Jamaica Inn (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: springgreens)

"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny."

-Albert Ellis  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: observando)

"Listen: I am ideally happy. My happiness is a kind of challenge. As I wander along the streets and the squares and the paths by the canal, absently sensing the lips of dampness through my worn soles, I carry proudly my ineffable happiness. The centuries will roll by, and schoolboys will yawn over the history of our upheavals; everything will pass, but my happiness, dear, my happiness will remain, in the moist reflection of a streetlamp, in the cautious bend of stone steps that descend into the canal’s black waters, in the smiles of a dancing couple, in everything with which God so generously surrounds human lonliness."

-Vladimir Nabokov, A Letter That Never Reached Russia (via larmoyante)

(Source: maudit)