“Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.”—
“Maybe there’s something you’re afraid to say, or someone you’re afraid to love, or somewhere you’re afraid to go. It’s gonna hurt. It’s gonna hurt because it matters.”—John Green (via epicjohngreenquotes)
“What if she was meant to be, or could have been, someone important in my life? I think that’s what scares me: the randomness of everything. That the people who could be important to you might just pass you by. Or you pass them by.”—Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (via elsastclaire)
“People who have only good experiences aren’t very interesting. They may be content, and happy after a fashion, but they aren’t very deep. It may seem a misfortune now, and it makes things difficult, but well—it’s easy to feel all the happy, simple stuff. Not that happiness is necessarily simple. But I don’t think you’re going to have a life like that, and I think you’ll be the better for it. The difficult thing is to not be overwhelmed by the bad patches. You must not let them defeat you. You must see them as a gift—a cruel gift, but a gift nonetheless.”—Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You (via fuckyeah-literature)
"When you long with all your heart for someone to love you , a madness grows that shakes all sense from trees and the water and the earth . And nothing lives for you ,except the long deep bitter want . And this is what everyone feels from birth to death ….."
“I felt like an empty plastic bottle in the middle of the ocean with no cap on, so the water could easily come in. Soon I’ll be full and then, and then I’ll be sinking.”—James Sveck (Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You)