"Absence, the highest form of presence."
— James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (via larmoyante)
"I crave space. It charges my batteries. It helps me breathe. Being around people can be so exhausting, because most of them love to take and barely know how to give. Except for a rare few."
— Katie Kacvinsky, First Comes Love (via para-dox-soul)
"Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence."
— The Little Prince (via laurenarlene)
"It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world."
— John Green, Paper Towns (via observando)