I avoid speaking your name in conversation,
throwing it to the air as if it were nothing
more than an assumption of you; it is my last
mode of defense. The last item of clothing
to discard before I realize I’m naked in public.

Because they can hear it in my voice. I know.
Even in that one short syllable that means
everything and nothing; your name is as common
as you are rare. As easy as you are not.
As simple as love should be, but never is.

But when I’m alone, I tie my tongue softly
round the familiar sound, as if pronouncing
with conviction the phonetics of desire
will cause time to pause just long enough
for the earth to hear me naming my loss.

"A Hundred Ways to Say Your Name," Tania de Rozario

(Source: quotasians)

“I read somewhere, once, that crying defies scientific explanation. Tears are only meant to lubricate the eyes. There is no real reason for tear glands to overproduce tears at the behest of emotion.
I think we cry to release the animal parts of us without losing our humanity. Because inside me is a beast that snarls, and growls, and strains toward freedom…and, above all, toward life. And as hard as I try, I cannot kill it.
So I sob into my hands instead.”

Tris Prior, Insurgent by Veronica Roth

(Source: quotasians)

“…And these children
that you spit on
as they try to change their worlds
are immune to your consultations.
They’re quite aware
of what they’re going through…”

David Bowie

(Source: quotasians)

Because you are to me a song.
I must not sing you over-long.

Because you are to me a prayer
I cannot say you everywhere.

Because you are to me a rose-
You will not stay when summer goes.

Passing Love, Langston Hughes

(Source: quotasians)

“Remember tonight…for it’s the beginning of forever.”

Dan Brown, Inferno

(Source: quotasians)

“You can always go back to your soul mate. That’s what makes them your soul mate.”

Cappie, Greek

(Source: quotasians)

“I heard this expression once: Each time someone dies, a library burns. I’m watching it burn right to the ground.”

Lennie Walker, The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

(Source: quotasians)

“I feel like I’m at this point where I can’t keep it to myself any longer. Have you ever felt like that? Like it doesn’t matter if you get what you want, being able to say what you feel is more important.”

When it Counts, Wong Fu Productions

(Source: quotasians)

“You’re worried that we’re not alike enough to be together? One of my favorite things about us is how different we are. It’s the couples that are different that really work.”

Grayson Ellis, Cougar Town

(Source: quotasians)

“I love him, but every day I’m learning
All my life, I’ve only been pretending
Without me, his world would go on turning.”

On My Own, Les Miserables

(Source: quotasians)

“When you meet the right person, you know it. You can’t stop thinking about them. They’re your best friend and your soul mate. You can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with them. No one and nothing else can compare.”

Nora’s Dad, How I Met Your Mother

(Source: quotasians)

“'Celaena,' Chaol said gently. And then she heard the scraping noise as his hand came into view, sliding across the flagstones. His fingertips stopped just at the edge of the white line. 'Celaena,' he breathed, his voice laced with pain—and hope. This was all she had left—his outstretched hand, and the promise of hope, of something better waiting on the other side of the line.”

Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

(Source: quotasians)

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

(Source: quotasians)

“Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That’s just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.”

Lennie Walker, The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

(Source: quotasians)

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’”

C. S. Lewis

(Source: quotasians)