“I heard what you said. I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.”
– Shana Abe
“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
– A.A. Milne
“'And now I’m looking at you,' he said, 'and you’re asking me if I still want you, as if I could stop loving you. As if I would want to give up the thing that makes me stronger than anything else ever has. I never dared give much of myself to anyone before – bits of myself to the Lightwoods, to Isabelle and Alec, but it took years to do it – but, Clary, since the first time I saw you, I have belonged to you completely. I still do. If you want me.'”
– Cassandra Clare, City of Glass
“I would die for you. But I won’t live for you.”
– Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Can you explain the Charles poem about the little boy and the ocean ?
Bukowski value the opinion of the kid because he has a different one. Usually nobody refers to the ocean as ugly and, in all Hank’s life, he didn’t realized that he thought the same about it. Bukowski admires the way this kid described the ocean because nobody has never described it like that. What can we tell about the ocean? That it’s immense, magnificent, beautiful, powerful, inspirational. Would you said that the ocean “isn’t pretty”? I would never do that, but is the first thing this kid says.
“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Quote a poem to answer this question: are you real?
Of course I am real! I will post my favourite poem :)
I met a genius
I met a genius on the train
about 6 years old,
he sat beside me
and as the train
ran down along the coast
we came to the ocean
and then he looked at me
it’s not pretty.
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
– John Lennon
Who is your favorite poet? I need some good poetry to read
If I had to say just one I would choose Bukowski.
“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever.”
– Nicholas Sparks