Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.
– Hermann Hesse
Holding people away from you, and denying yourself love, that doesn’t make you strong. if anything, it makes you weaker. Because you’re doing it out of fear.
– Sarah Dessen
You are the only thing I have that is neither duty nor obligation, the only thing I chose for myself. The only thing I want.
– Holly Black
I’m mad about the waste that happens when people who love each other can’t even bring themselves to talk.
– Alice Walker