28 year old male, living in Michigan. these are my own writings, writing of others, quotes from people, characters, stories that I identify with or have influenced me. I'm sure there will be a few things that break that premise, but mostly that's what you'll see.

“We must never forget that human motives are generally far more complicated than we are apt to suppose, and that we can very rarely accurately describe the motives of another.”

—   Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot (via wordsnquotes)

“My life used to be full of everything. Now if you aren’t with me I haven’t a thing in the world.”

—   Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms (via man-of-prose)

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do well in school kids, because if you do you might become an astronaut and get to leave the god-forsaken shitscape of earth for good

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animethug69:

cute date idea: smash my skull in with a large rock and end my worthless life

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thelastangel111:

#death #skeleton IV
By AC44 on DeviantART.

thelastangel111:

#death #skeleton IV

By AC44 on DeviantART.

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“You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.”

—   Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s (via feellng)

“Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt use it — don’t cheat with it.”

—   Ernest Hemingway, “Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald,” 1962 (via wordsnquotes)

“In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?”

—   Gautama Buddha (via feellng)

New York
November 10, 1958
Dear Thom:


…First — if you are in love — that’s a good thing — that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.

Second — There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you — of kindness and consideration and respect — not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.

You say this is not puppy love. If you feel so deeply — of course it isn’t puppy love.

But I don’t think you were asking me what you feel. You know better than anyone. What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it — and that I can tell you.

Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it.

The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it.

If you love someone — there is no possible harm in saying so — only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.

Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also…

And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.


Love,

Fa

—   

Steinbeck, John. ”Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter.” Letter to Thomas Steinbeck. 10, Nov. 1958. 

  • Steinbeck shared his words of wisdom about love with his eldest, teenage son, Thom, who confessed to have fallen desperately in love with a girl named Susan while at boarding school. Read full letter here

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