"The reward of every deed is known, except for the reward of patience, which will be like heavy rain."
"There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons."
"My biggest fear is that eventually you will see me the way I see myself."
Sue Monk Kidd, The Mermaid Chair
"I don’t care what you do to me, but I don’t want you to hurt me. I’ve had enough hurt already in my life. More than enough. Now I want to be happy."
— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via 27sailors
"If you take a child and you throw the child up, there’s a point where they go into this state of complete panic. And then when they come back to your arms they’re laughing. That is Dunya. I guarantee you. That moment, that is your life. You came from God and you’re going back to God. And there’s just a moment where you’re in a complete state of panic. But just relax - you’re in good hands."
— Hamza Yusuf (via hera7
"I am half agony, half hope."
"I think I made you up inside my head."
"I hope that someday, somebody wants to hold you for twenty minutes straight, and that’s all they do. They don’t pull away. They don’t look at your face. They don’t try to kiss you. All they do is wrap you up in their arms, without an ounce of selfishness in it."
"I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind."
— Laurie Halse Anderson (via cresmix