"There are no happy endings.
Endings are the saddest part,
So just give me a happy middle
And a very happy start."
Shel Silverstein, Every Thing on It (via wordsnquotes)
"Love is not an equation, it is not a contract, and it is not a happy ending. Love is the slate under the chalk, the ground that buildings rise, and the oxygen in the air. It is the place you come back to, no matter where you’re headed."
"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness…"
"And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long."
"I never realized what a big deal that was. How amazing it is to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go on in your head. You just think that things will stay the way they are. You never look up, in a moment that feels like every other moment in your life, and think, Soon this will be over. But I understand more now. About the way life works."

Choose someone who will look after you - even when you vomit on them.
Even when you can’t control your bladder anymore.
Someone who won’t see your wrinkled and dried skin.
Someone who will look past the morning complaints.

Because you know what?
You’re not invincible.
Life is so so fragile.
It’s humbling and scary to realise how much of life we can’t control.

So pick someone who will stay with you, even when times get really hard. Because, as much as I wish it didn’t exist, bad and shitty things happen to good people.

It’s heartbreaking but it’s true.

You know how you feel so strong right now?
Well, swim in that ocean for as long as you can because time catches up quickly.
If the ER teaches you anything - it teaches you that.

"You have your whole life ahead of you. Be smart. Study hard and be independent…You must rely on yourself. No matter what else people may steal from you, they will never be able to take away your knowledge. The world is changing. You must make your own life outside this home."
Adeline Yen Mah, Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter (via wordsnquotes)
"Every life deserves a certain amount of dignity, no matter how poor or damaged the shell that carries it."
"Too often, feelings arrive too soon, waiting for thoughts that often come too late."
— Dejan Stojanovic (via wordsnquotes)

So you take a ride,
But before that you’ll have a drink.
Nothing much, just a few beers.
And maybe a shot before you leave -
Because they’re asking you to.

Then you get in your car
And you drive.
But things get blurry suddenly
And guess what?
Your reflexes are slower.

And before you know it - black. It’s all black.

You’re not fucking invincible. No one is.
Be safe. Because it really really does matter.