Yes, terrible things happen, but sometimes those terrible things—they save you.
I think your 20s are the hardest part of life. I mean, everyone goes on about how hard it is to be a teenager, but actually I think it’s tougher to be in your 20s because you’re expected to be a grownup and expected to earn your own living and be successful and I think you feel like a kid still.
When my absence doesn’t alter your life, then my presence has no meaning in it.
I learned the hard way that I cannot always count on others to respect my feelings - even if I respect theirs. Being a good person doesn’t guarantee that others will be good people. You only have control over yourself and how you choose to be as a person. As for others, you can only choose to accept them or walk away.
Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.
You’re going to discover that conversations are best at 4 am. The heavier the eyelids, the sincerer the words. Those are the talks you’ll remember. It’s ok not to know the answer and silence is not awkward. It’s shared, so share it more often than not.
Adults are terribly confused, messed up people. That’s because they forget , really, that they don’t have to pretend all the time.
Theres a brief moment when you first wake up, where you have no memories. A blissful blank slate, a happy emptiness.
Anna Sophia Robb, The Carrie Diaries (via c-oquetry)