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 (via wordsnquotes)
All I wanted was to receive the love I gave.
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Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.
— Eckhart Tolle (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
It’s a strange thing, but sometimes it can feel safer to stay with a pain we know than embrace the pain of walking away.
— C. De Lima (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
She’s being kind. Which is much more a sign of character than mere niceness. Kindness connects to who you are, while niceness connects to how you want to be seen.
— David Levithan, Every Day (via emotional-algebra)