1. 22083
    8
    May

    "Would ‘sorry’ have made any difference? Does it ever? It’s just a word. One word against a thousand actions."

    - Sarah Ockler
    Bittersweet (via fractionally)

    (Source: alcazars)

  2. 7420
    28
    Apr

    "Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting."

    - Haruki Murakami
    Dance Dance Dance (via 4mbivalent)

    (via michellemairie)

  3. 76084
    24
    Apr

    "I don’t need someone to complete me, I need someone to make things a little bit better every now and again."

    - Jon Richardson  (via druggsnothugs)

    (Source: arnpersand, via burdge)

  4. 231
    24
    Apr

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    “I didn’t want to kiss you goodbye—that was the trouble—I wanted to kiss you good night—and there’s a lot of difference … couldn’t bear the thought of you going away when you were so very dear and necessary and all pervading.”

    Ernest Hemingway, excerpt from “Letter from Ernest Hemingway to Hadley Richardson,” 23 December 1920.

    (via apoetreflects)

  5. 1
    23
    Apr

    Romantic Relationships and Say’s Law

    Like all proper relationships, romantic relationships operate on the basic principle of selfish human interaction: the principle of trade. To put this in memorable terms: The realm of romance, like that of economics, is governed by Say’s Law:Supply constitutes demand. What you produce (supply) is what you have to trade in the marketplace (demand).

    Say’s law does not mean that if you create something people will want it—or “if you build it they will come.” It means that if you want to trade with others, you have to produce something with which to trade—something of value.

    The values you create—whether computers or works of art or educational services—constitute your demand on the goods and services created by others. What you create is what you have to offer in trade for what others create.

    The same is true in romance: If you want a relationship of mutual love, you have to produce something with which to trade—something that a good person will want and be able to love.

    The one and only demand you can exert in the realm of romance is what you have made of yourself. That is your “supply”; it’s what you bring to the table.

    This is not an analogy; it is the literal truth. And it applies both to mind and to body.

    As I mentioned earlier, we are beings of self-made soul—and of self-maintained body. We are responsible for what we choose to do with each of these elements.

    If we want good intellect and moral character—intellect and character that people will be attracted to—then we have to make the right choices and take the right actions to achieve those values.

    Likewise, if we want to be (and/or stay) physically attractive to someone special, then we have to act accordingly.

    Love is not “unconditional.” True love is fully conditional. It is a trade. It has to be earned. “God said ‘Take what you want and pay for it.’”

    What matters in this respect? 

    • Intellect matters. A Disciple of Causation uses his mind fully in the pursuit of his values—and this is a very attractive characteristic to other rational people.
    • Values matter—not only moral values, but also optional values: especially our hobbies and how we spend our free time (for reasons we’ll get to shortly). The kind of person we want as a lover is the kind of person who is attracted to someone who pursues values. The kind of person we want is the kind of person who is looking for a Disciple of Causation. (Conveniently, that is just what we want to be anyway.)
    • Appearance matters. He or she may not look like Liv Tyler or Hugh Jackman—but a Disciple of Causation works with the looks he’s got. He gets himself and/or keeps himself in reasonable shape. He keeps himself clean and well groomed. He dresses nicely and appropriately for the occasion. And so forth. (Again, there’s no duty here—just the law of causality and what we want—and what the kind of person we want wants.)
    • Manners matter.
    • Excessive pressure and pushiness matter. There is nothing more off-putting than a guy or girl who doesn’t know when to back off.

    If we want a wonderful, lasting romantic relationship—if we want to fall in love and stay in love with a great girl or guy—then we have to make ourselves of value to such a person.

    Supply constitutes demand. “Take what you want and pay for it”…

    Craig Biddle
    "God Said."

    (Source: facebook.com)

  6. 208758
    19
    Apr

    "I have the deepest affection for intellectual conversations. The ability to just sit and talk. About love, about life, about anything, about everything. To sit under the moon with all the time in the world, the full-speed train that is our lives slowing to a crawl. Bound by no obligations, barred by no human limitations. To speak without regret or fear of consequence. To talk for hours and about what’s really important in life."

  7. 54820
    3
    Apr

    "My memory loves you; it asks about you all the time."

    - Jonathan Carroll  (via barbieandken)

    (Source: hellanne, via thecheshirecats-smile)

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She's one of those girls who doesn’t know what she’s doing, but she wants to know everything will be worth it one day. She isn’t amazing at one thing, just good at a lot of things, and that’s all she’ll ever be. She wishes she could be different, but she lives her life to the fullest anyway. All she truly needs is love to keep her sane. She looks at her world like it’s a book, with pages being read every day. She’s her own worst enemy and hardest critic. She knows she has flaws and tries to accept them, even though she knows she never fully will. More than anything, though, she just wants to make a difference one day, and she wants someone to remember her name.

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