"The female doesn’t want a rich man or a handsome man or even a poet, she wants a man who understands her eyes if she gets sad, and points to his chest and say: ‘Here is your home country.’"
"No matter how great of a woman you are, you will never be good enough for a man who isn’t ready. I learned that the hard way."
"There are people out there who will stay together far longer than they should, because sadly to say ‘I love you,’ is much easier than ‘I don’t.’"
"The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention."
"Whoever it is you fall in love with for the first time, not just love but be in love with, is the one who will always make you angry, the one you can’t be logical about."
"If you can see a future without me and that doesn’t break your heart then we’re not doing what I thought we were doing here."
"Emotions are supposed to be raw, ugly, brutal…you don’t want someone to ‘sorta’ love you. You want that love to be a bursting flame, not a candle."
So incredibly happy I finally got to meet Karen this past week. Whoever said you can’t meet genuinely nice people on the internet were wrong.(minikaren)
"Everything passes. Everything changes. Just do what you think you should do."
"People love talking, and I have never been a huge talker. I carry on an inner monologue, but the words often don’t reach my lips."
"If they ask you about me, tell them ‘She was the only girl who loved me with honesty, and I broke her.’"
"She deserves better, you say. I say: You’re a goddamn coward. What she deserves is an actual person she can connect with. She deserves you, or me or the entire world; she deserves someone achingly real and honest. She deserves a human being equally raw to pursue her and love her and, perhaps, destroy her emotionally, but she deserves all that as well. She doesn’t deserve anyone’s sugary fairytale. She deserves to float freely, with you, or me, or the world, into the very depths of her own psychosynthesis. She deserves to explore the meaning of the word "intimacy", with someone beside her that will care regardless. She fucking deserves all of it. So, pluck up the courage and be with her or leave her in peace but don’t you dare "sell" her your own "inadequacy" as a lie so that, again, you manage to comfort your conscience and eventually come to feel that you love her exactly because you’re letting her go. Because, darling, that’s bullshit. That’s only your own little self-created lie laying behind a much bigger lie; it’s not even properly concealed within itself, you fucking idiot."
"Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real."