"Blue is the color of longing for the distances you never arrive in… in this world we actually live in, distance ceases to be distance and to be blue when we arrive in it."

Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

"That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don’t know nothing about it."

Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip."

Winston Churchill

"You are mysterious. I love you. You’re beautiful, intelligent, and virtuous, and that’s the rarest known combination."

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Porcelain and Pink

"They don’t tell you in school
how experience can teach you to heal
in all the wrong ways.
I sabotage myself so well,
bolt myself in
before others can open the doors.
My words are clumsy and awkward.
People regard me like a car accident;
they can’t look away
from something so tragic.
Sometimes I forget how to be human.
I hope on those days,
you’d be willing to wait for me
to resurface."

Tina TranSomeday I will be better 

(Source: absentions, via absentions)