I’ve learned that the heart can’t be told when and who and how it should love. The heart does whatever the hell it wants to do. The only thing we can control is whether we give our lives and our minds the chance to catch up to our hearts.
—Colleen Hoover, Maybe Someday
There weren’t many people in this world who would let you be vulnerable and still believe you were strong.
— Rob Thomas, The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line
I know you’re not here, I can see it in your eyes when we talk. Where ever you are, come back soon.
—Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You
Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.
—Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
I need to be alone for certain periods of time or I violate my own rhythm.
I am afraid of getting older. I am afraid of getting married. Spare me from cooking three meals a day—spare me from the relentless cage of routine and rote. I want to be free… I want, I want to think, to be omniscient.
—Sylvia Plath written in 1949 at age 17.
I am fucking insane but my intentions are gold and my heart is pure.