"We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories."
-Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (via wordsnquotes)
"Maybe home is nothing but two arms holding you tight when you’re at your worst."
I just wanted to send you off in a way that expressed just how much I once felt for you, how much hope I once had in this. Even if most of my feelings are now gone, I still wanted you to know.
But I didn’t get to say goodbye the way I wanted to. Instead, I realized that you just don’t care. And maybe it’s time for me to do the same.
"Date someone who is interested in you. I don’t mean someone who thinks you’re cute or funny. I mean someone who wants to know every insignificant detail about you. Someone who wants to read every word you write. Someone who wants hear every note of your favourite song, and watch every scene of your favourite movie. Someone wants to find every scar upon your body, and learn where each one came from. Someone who wants to know your favourite brand of toothpaste, and which quotes resonate deep inside your bones when you hear them. There is a difference between attraction and interest. Find the person who wants to learn every aspect of who you are, and hold onto them."