“The hardest lesson is Clare’s solitude. Sometimes I come home and Clare seems kind of irritated; I’ve interrupted some train of thought, broken into the dreary silence of her day. Sometimes I see an expression on Clare’s face that is like a closed door. She has gone inside the room of her mind and is sitting there knitting or something. I’ve discovered that Clare likes to be alone. But when I return from time traveling she is always relieved to see me.”—The Time Traveler’s Wife. (via jaciggystardust)
“There’s a man assigned to me, and he checks on my stability.
We discuss you every week, then I rinse and rinse, repeat.
And he charges by the tear, ‘till I weep no more
strictly out of fear that I can’t afford your love.
And the moon just burns above.”—"Total Revenge" by Say Anything
“When I was younger, my mom would say “Sweetie, don’t be afraid. You are way bigger than a spider.” Well guess what, mom? I’m bigger than a grenade too. Were you trying to raise me to be some sort of unconquerable war-machine that isn’t even afraid of grenades? If you were trying to do that, you failed. I’m afraid of a lot of things that are smaller than me - like bees and wolverines and centipedes. I’m even kind of afraid of ants a little bit.”—Hyperbole and a Half
“It echoed like lips meeting and it fluctuated violently.
Filled your heart and lungs up with redemption
Kind of like an ending, but more like a beginning.
Even when you’re losing, then you’re winning.
If you say you’ll remember this forever.
All that matters is a song:
Singing: “I will be with you,
everywhere you go.
Every little thing you do.
Our love is here to stay,
even when the skies are grey.
Even when I’m away,
I’ll be with you.””—"Shameless" by Say Anything
“And you still weren’t home when I dialed up the phone in the evening
I’m twiddling thumbs and I’m wondering what’s this I’m feeling
I may be strong below the belt
But not with what I thought and felt
That blissful night I knelt
Between your legs
Between our heads
Between our hearts
I was a faker before you.”—"Ants in my pants" by Say Anything
“Sometimes, I feel like when someone asks me if I believe in God, it’s like a blind person asking if I’m black so that they can put me in the right category.
People are constantly searching for little things that they can use as markers to identify how and what people are.”—Hank Green (via watchmespincircles)