“Choose friends wisely, the portrait they paint
Is who you are and who you ain’t.
Friendship is life’s great support
When friends are of the right sort.
For all your dreams do they make room,
Or bring you down with doom and gloom?
You will know a friendship is true
When it brings out the best in you.”—by David Leonhard (via justbesplendid)
“People disappear when they die. Their voice, their laughter, the warmth of their breath. Their flesh. Eventually their bones. All living memory of them ceases. This is both dreadful and natural. Yet for some there is an exception to this annihilation. For in the books they write they continue to exist. We can rediscover them. Their humor, their tone of voice, their moods. Through the written word they can anger you or make you happy. They can comfort you. They can perplex you. They can alter you. All this, even though they are dead. Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in the ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic.”—Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale (via decrepito)
“With the lightning so close I can see, that so much in this world is make believe. And this ticking clock isn’t for me. And still nobody knew I need you.”—Jack’s Mannequin : I Need You (via halfdestroyedcreativepotential)
“The important thing is not to be bitter over life’s disappointments. Learn to let go of the past, and recognize that every day won’t be sunny. And when you find yourself lost in the darkness of despair, remember, it’s only in the black of night that you see stars. And those stars lead you back home.”—Coach Whitey, One Tree Hill (via yoomalacas)
“With each new day it becomes more and more apparent to me that everything and everyone in this world is connected in some beautiful and inexplicable way, and the more I accept that, the more my world seems to come together.” -Andrew McMahon, August 23rd, 2005
Reading this quote and its date just makes me want to get “Everything’s a piece of everyone,” tattooed on myself even more…