Oci Ciornie

“Over time, any deception destroys intimacy, and without intimacy couples cannot have true and lasting love.”

—   ― Bonnie Eaker Weil (via psych-quotes)

(via psych-quotes)

“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.”

—   ― Aldous Huxley (via psych-quotes)

(via psych-quotes)

“I have exactly one piece of relationship advice: Use. Your. Words.”

—   John Green (via wordsthat-speak)

(via kethist)

“Stop comparing yourself with others. If they are good at something, you too are good at something else. Self-confidence is not measured by your own capabilities versus that of others, but by your own needs.”

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― Stephen Richards (via psych-quotes)

“I cannot live without you, and I don’t intend to bloody well try ever again. You are my inspiration, my hope, my whole hope, the oxygen in my blood.”

—   Laurence Olivier, from a letter to Vivien Leigh (via violentwavesofemotion)

“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.”