“The books of our childhood offer a vivid door to our own pasts, and not necessarily for the stories we read there, but for the memories of where we were and who we were when we were reading them; to remember a book is to remember the child who read that book.”—Lewis Buzbee, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop (via prettybooks)
Do not let the world make you hard.
Do not let pain make you hate.
Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.
Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree,
You still believe it to be a beautiful place.”—Kurt Vonnegut (via wasbella102)
“Lately I noticed how little I actually listened to people. That’s the thing about being the quiet girl. Everyone’s talking around you, and eventually, people stop expecting you to participate. So you stop listening, because it has nothing to do with you. It’s all other people’s noise, other people’s business. Sometimes your own quiet starts to drown out everything else. And you get lazy.”—In Search of the Rose Notes by Emily Arsenault (via leefc)