"We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement."
Hermann Hesse (via talisman) — Friends and Lovers
You have these perceptions of how your perceived, and they’re all really perceptions, they’re all really meaningless. I really think about ‘I don’t really know who I am either’, maybe that’s the problem, that I’m trying to give people what they think I am and what I think I am. But really…I don’t know who I am…that’s very comforting to me. — Jeff Bridges
We’ve been married over 20 years and your marriage is bound to be tested, and every time it is and you’re able to grow from that, then your love becomes bigger. You say, ‘Gee, I thought that was the boundary; I thought my love was only that big.’ But your love can grow and hold the thing that you thought was going to tear it apart and just make it like another piece of fruit in the bowl. — Jeff Bridges
I consider myself kind of lazy, although then I look back in the rear view mirror and I see I’ve done a bunch of stuff…so I don’t know how that all works out — Jeff Bridges
I am fully convinced that the soul is indestructible, and that its activity will continue through eternity. It is like the sun, which, to our eyes, seems to set in night; but it has in reality only gone to diffuse its light elsewhere. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
And I remember when I met him, it was so clear that he was the only one for me. We both knew it, right away. And as years went on, things got more difficult and we were faced with more challenges. I begged him to stay. Try to remember what we had at the beginning. He was charismatic. Magnetic. Electric. And everybody knew it. When he walked in, every woman’s head turned, everyone stood up to talk to him. He was like this hybrid, this mix of a man who couldn’t contain himself. I always got the sense that he became torn between being a good person and missing out on all of the opportunities that life could offer a man as magnificent as him. And, in that way, I understood him. And I loved him. I loved him, I loved him, I loved him. And I still love him. I love him. — Lana Del Rey in National Anthem: MUSIC VIDEO as Jackie O. (via shes-the-latest-it-girl)
I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings. But you’ll sit a little closer to me, every day… — – The Fox in “The Little Prince”
Your beloved and your friends were once strangers.
Somehow at a particular time, they came from the distance toward your life.
Their arrival seemed so accidental and contingent.
Now your life is unimaginable without them.
Similarly, your identity and vision are composed of a certain constellation of ideas and feelings
that surfaced from the depths of the distance within you.
To lose these now would be to lose yourself. — John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
"I like to think that the moon is there, even if I am not looking at it."
—Albert Einstein — Albert Einstein
I did make a conscious decision, a long time ago, to choose time over money, since I’ve always understood that the best investment of my limited time on earth was to spend it with people I love. I suppose it’s possible I’ll lie on my deathbed regretting that I didn’t work harder and say everything I had to say, but I think what I’ll really wish is that I could have one more beer with Chris, another long talk with Megan, one last good hard laugh with Boyd. Life is too short to be busy. — The ‘Busy’ Trap - NYTimes.com
There are lovers content with longing.
I’m not one of them.
-Rumi — Oriah Mountain Dreamer | Home
If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished? — Rumi
In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. — Bertrand Russell