"I’m not fascinated by people who smile all the time. What I find interesting is the way people look when they are lost in thought, when their face becomes angry or serious, when they bite their lip, the way they glance, the way they look down when they walk, when they are alone and smoking a cigarette, when they smirk, the way they half smile, the way they try and hold back tears, the way when their face says they want to say something but can’t, the way they look at someone they want or love… I love the way people look when they do these things. It’s… beautiful."
Unknown (via seabois)
"Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky."
Rainer Maria Rilke (via troubled)
"I learn a great deal by merely observing you, and letting you talk as long as you please, and taking note of what you do not say."
T.S. Elliot (via adimlylitmirror)
"We die to each other daily. What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. And they have changed since then. To pretend that they and we are the same is a useful and convenient social convention which must sometimes be broken. We must also remember that at every meeting we are meeting a stranger."
T. S. Eliot (via troubled)
i was thinking about this earlier today
"Every human being you see in the course of a day has a problem that’s sucking up at least 70 percent of his or her radar."
Douglas Coupland, Hey Nostradamus! (via bottleonthebookcase)
"Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony."
Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet (via bagofpie)
"And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can’t ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it’s already happened."
Douglas Coupland, Life After God (via sheistoofondofbooks)