Every day, just try harder. You think you’ve tried hard enough, but no. You have definitely not tried hard enough.

—Overheard at The Washington Post (via washingtonpost)

Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be? (via thedailypozitive)

If you live off a man’s compliments, you’ll die from his criticism.

—Cornelius Lindsey (via bl-ossomed)

Waking up in the morning is easier if you have someone to wake up for.

—(via koanilla)

I hate people generally, but I like people individually.

—introverts (via richeigecko)

please don’t leave me.

—(via jan-zhao)

Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.

—Susan Cain (via quotes-shape-us)

He said to her, “who are you going to believe? The mirror, a photograph, or the eyes of the man who thinks you’re the most beautiful girl on the planet?

-i.c. “Beauty is in the Eye…” (via delicatepoetry)

Everyone promises forever until they find someone better.

—sK - parynoid (via perfect)

But the pleasant thing is to wake early, throw open the window, and lie reading in bed.

—Edward Fitzgerald, from a letter to W. F. Pollock, May 3, 1840 (via awelltraveledwoman)