She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you.
— Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (via psych-facts)
Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than silence
— Arabic Proverb (via psych-facts)
So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.
— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (via observando)
And I understand. I understand why people hold hands: I’d always thought it was about possessiveness, saying ‘This is mine’. But it’s about maintaining contact. It is about speaking without words. It is about I want you with me and don’t go.
— She was always holding my hand (via everythingyoulovetoohate)