“'Do you know, Antonia, since I've been away, I think of you more often than of anyone else in this part of the world. I'd have liked to have you for a sweetheart, or a wife, or my mother or my sister — anything that a woman can be to a man. The idea of you is a part of my mind; you influence my likes and dislikes, all my tastes, hundreds of times when I don't realize it. You really are a part of me. '
She turned her bright, believing eyes to me, and the tears came up in them slowly. ‘How can it be like that, when you know so many people, and when I’ve disappointed you so? Ain’t it wonderful, Jim, how much people can mean to each other? I’m so glad we had each other when we were little. […] And I guess everybody thinks about old times, even the happiest people.’”—Willa Cather, My Antonia (via notbeingstupidisnotenough)
“You don’t want to date me, that’s fine because I don’t want to date you either because I only want to date people who want to date me because that is called self-respect.”—Shoshanna, Girls (via chipperbird)
“I’m a paradox. I want to be happy, but I think of things that make me sad. I’m lazy, yet I’m ambitious. I don’t like myself, but I also love who I am. I say I don’t care, but I really do. I crave attention, but reject it when it comes my way. I’m a conflicted contradiction. If I can’t figure myself out, there’s no way anyone else has.”—(via jessicachastains)