Quotes

Writing

Diction should be unpretentiously colloquial, simple except when elevated by the power of strong feeling or slipping over into the sometimes slangy verbal patterns of irony or humor. The language should be conversational, quiet, the usages of personal and private speech; for those are the kinds of words for lovers.

–John L. Foster

Love

 “Someone once told me that the power in all relationships lies with whoever cares less – and he was right. But power isn’t happiness, and I think that maybe happiness comes from caring more about people rather than less .”

“Telling someone they’re not in love is not a reflection of their feelings, it just shows how little you know about your own.”

 

Beautiful Lies

When you start to know someone, all their physical characteristics start to disappear. You begin to dwell in their energy, recognize the scent of their skin. You see only the essence of the person, not the shell. That’s why you can’t fall in love with beauty. You can lust after it, be infatuated by it, want to own it. You can love it with your eyes and your body but not your heart. And that’s why, when you really connect with a person’s inner self, any physical imperfections disappear, become irrelevant.

—Lisa Unger, Beautiful Lies

Vulnerability

It’s strength to show vulnerability, only strong people can accept when they’re hurting. Your emotions exist for a reason. Your tears don’t make you weak, your tears are a sign of strength. Your feelings exist for a reason, they tell you when things are out of balance, when you’re going in the wrong direction. They’re a compass, they’re meant to be felt and expressed and moved through so that you can grow.