You tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more, tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake…You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that.
— Warsan Shire (via paveo)
These are the days after. Everything now is measured by after.
— Don DeLillo, Falling Man (via likeafieldmouse)
Once you lose someone, it is never exactly the same person who comes back.
— Sharon Olds, Satan Says (via c-oquetry)
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
— Henry David Thoreau (via purplebuddhaproject)