It was one thing to make a mistake; it was another thing to keep making it. I knew what happened when you let yourself get close to someone, when you started to believe they loved you: you’d be disappointed. Depend on someone, and you might as well admit you’re going to be crushed, because when you really needed them, they wouldn’t be there. Either that, or you’d confide in them and you added to their problems. All you ever really had was yourself, and that sort of sucked if you were less than reliable.
— Jodi Picoult (via realizes)
Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy. So when they grow up, they will know the value of things, not the price.
— (via inthebuffandblue)
Don’t call me beautiful
i don’t care
call me intelligent
tell me my laugh is contagious;
that i made you smile
tell me i have something to offer
— (via live-for-the-journey)
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination
and life to everything.
— Plato (via realizes)