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"Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark."

- N’tima  (via kuini)

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"You make yourself strong because it’s expected of you. You become confident because someone beside you is unsure. You turn into the person others need you to be."

- Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts (via booksquoteslove)

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"I didn’t realize it, but the days came along one after another, and then two years were gone, and everything was gone, and I was gone."

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, Babylon Revisited and Other Stories (via introspectivepoet)

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"All life is just a progression toward, and then a recession from, one phrase— ‘I love you.’"

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Offshore Pirate (via introspectivepoet)

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"Before I go on with this short history, let me make a general observation – the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. This philosophy fitted on to my early adult life, when I saw the improbable, the implausible, often the “impossible,” come true."

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up (via introspectivepoet)

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"Sometimes I wanted to dance and laugh with my friends until midnight, and sometimes I wanted to screen all calls and hide away with a tragic novel and a bag of candy. Sometimes I spend an hour trying to pretty myself up, and sometimes I could barely be bothered to comb the knots out of my hair before I left the house.
Sometimes I wanted to know what it felt like to tell a boy all my secrets. Other times, that seemed as impossible as waking up one morning to find myself fluent in a foreign language.
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Sometimes I felt better alone that I did with people. And sometimes that just felt lonely."

- Michelle Dalton, Sixteenth Summer (via quoted-books)

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