But who can say what’s best? That’s why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives.
— Haruki Murakami (via electric-wish)
I want to force myself again and again to leave the warmth and security of static situations and move into the world of growth and suffering where the real books are people’s minds and souls.
— Sylvia Plath (via creatingaquietmind)
Indeed, the solitary reading experience is presented as an emotional investment, drawing out powerful and often unexpected depths of feeling that lead them to question who they are and how they perceive the world around them.
— Adam Reed (University of Surrey UK) - Henry and I: An Ethnographic Account of Men’s Fiction Reading. (via anthmusings)
i hope one day you find someone who makes flowers grow in even the saddest parts of you