Oci Ciornie

“It was clear that she had been a very desirable and distinguished figure, the mistress of her little section of the world; but more than that, she was the person of all others who seemed to him the arbitress of life, the woman whose judgment was naturally right and steady, as his had never been in spite of all his culture. And then he could not see her come into a room without a sense of the flowing of robes, of the flowering of blossoms, of the purple waves of the sea, of all things that are lovely and mutable on the surface but still and passionate in their heart.”

—   Virginia Woolf, from Night And Day (via violentwavesofemotion)

“Intimacy requires courage because risk is inescapable. We cannot know at the outset how the relationship will affect us. Like a chemical mixture, if one of us is changed, both of us will be. Will we grow in self-actualization, or will it destroy us? The one thing we can be certain of is that if we let ourselves fully into the relationship for good or evil, we will not come out unaffected.”

—   ― Rollo May (via psych-quotes)

“What is it about men that make women so lonely?”

—   ― Elliot Perlman (via psych-quotes)

“I have this vision: That I would finally come and find you. Scattered pieces of distance would not stand in my way. Not needing words; the barest of glimpses would suffice for you and me.”

—   Franz Kafka, Letters to Milena  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: hellanne, via thatkindofwoman)

“I yearn for the
permanence
of you. I mourn
for how it proved
to be untrue.”

“Growth is painful. Change is painful.But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”

—   Mandy Hale  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via theyellowdoorpaperie)

“Why does anyone stay in an unhappy relationship? Because people do. They do it all the time. And the truth is, when you’re in it, when you’re up to your neck in the everyday part of life with another human being, sometimes you don’t exactly notice how bad things really are. It’s not always as apparent as it would seem. Unhappiness, when it involves another person, can be like that line from The Sun Also Rises about going bankrupt, how it happens two ways: gradually, and then suddenly.”

—   ― Sarah Dunn (via psych-quotes)

“I hate the way, once you start to know someone, care about them, their behavior can distress you, even when it’s unreasonable and not your fault, even if you were really trying to be careful, tactful.”

—   (via psych-quotes)

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"It seems to me that almost all our sadnesses are moments of tension, which we feel as paralysis because we no longer hear our astonished emotions living. Because we are alone with the unfamiliar presence that has entered us; because everything we trust and are used to is for a moment taken away…