“There are millions of people in this world, but in the end it all comes down to one. I still panic sometimes, forget to breathe, but I know that there’s something beautiful in my imperfections; the beauty that he held up for me to see. The strength that I will never be able to say.”—Crazy Beautiful  (via highonflowers)
"what man most passionately wants is his living wholeness and his living unison, not his own isolate salvation of his ‘soul.’ … The dead may look after the afterward. But the magnificent here and now of life in the flesh is ours, and ours alone, and ours only for a time."
“Love is not the breathlessness, it is not the excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.”—Louis de Bernières