She has become an expert at confusing what is with what was with what should be with what could be.
—Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated (via larmoyante)
One of the saddest realities is most people never know when their lives have reached the summit. Only after it is over and we have some kind of perspective do we realize how good we had it a day, a month, five years ago. The walk together in the December snow, the phone call that changed everything, that lovely evening in the bar by the Aegean. Back then you thought “this is so nice”. Only later did you realize it was the rarest bliss.
—Jonathan Carroll (via larmoyante)
All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
—Friedrich Nietzsche (via thesubjectiveisdivinity)
The beauty of things must be that they end.
—Jack Kerouac, Tristessa (via lunahaiku)
Longing for something that you once had is a mistake because the pictures in your mind are never the same as whatever it is you are longing for.
—Jane Urquhart, Changing Heaven (via simply-quotes)