But clearly life took people and shook them around until finally they were unrecognisable even to those who had once known them well. Still, there was power in once having known someone.
Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings (via a-thousand-words)
Never apologize for how you feel. No one can control how they feel. The sun doesn’t apologize for being the sun. The rain doesn’t say sorry for falling. Feelings just are.
Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children
That is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now.
Alan Watts (via creatingaquietmind)
Realizing I deserved better changed everything.
I love the person I’ve become, because I fought to become her.