Very often we don’t go elsewhere because we are looking for another person. We go elsewhere because we are looking for another self. It isn’t so much that we want to leave the person we are with as we want to leave the person we have become.
― Esther Perel (via thatkindofwoman)

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Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you’ll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.
― Janet Fitch   (via thatkindofwoman)

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Fall in love with someone who wants you, who waits for you. Who understands you even in the madness; someone who helps you, and guides you, someone who is your support, your hope. Fall in love with someone who talks with you after a fight. Fall in love with someone who misses you and wants to be with you. Do not fall in love only with a body or with a face; or with the idea of being in love.
― Unknown  (via thatkindofwoman)

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I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me.
― Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text  (via thatkindofwoman)

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You never get over it. But you get to where it doesn’t bother you so much.
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides  (via thatkindofwoman)

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There are two kinds of people: Those who keep you grounded and those who weigh you down.
― (via thatkindofwoman)

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I love you and I always will and I am sorry. What a useless word.
― Ernest Hemingway, from The Garden Of Eden (via fawnes)

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He may love you. He probably does. He probably thinks about you all the time. But that isn’t what matters. What matters is what he’s doing about it, and what he’s doing about it is nothing. And if he’s doing nothing, you most certainly shouldn’t do anything. You need someone who goes out of their way to make it obvious that they want you in their life.

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