"Don’t ever feel bad for making a decision that upsets other people. You are not responsible for their happiness. You are responsible for your happiness."
"Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions."
"Date someone who would rather watch your favorite movie with you than go to a party on Friday night. Date someone who will share their food with you even though you said you didn’t want any. Date someone who will warm your hands in the winter and kiss your pink nose. Date someone who will text you they love you at 2am and at 9pm. Date someone who will let you change the station in the car when they’re driving. Date someone who can make you smile when you would rather die. Date someone who makes your insides feel like you’ve just downed a bottle of vodka. Date someone who makes you better."
"` Never expect someone to respect your feelings because you respect theirs. Never expect someone not to hurt you because you would never hurt them. Thats like sitting in a room full of lions and expecting them not to eat you because you don’t eat lion. ."
"I get way too sensitive when I get attached to someone. I can detect the slightest change in the tone of their voice, and suddenly I’m spending all day trying to figure out what I did wrong."
"I wonder if you know yet that you’ll leave me. That you are a child playing with matches and I have a paper body. You will meet a girl with a softer voice and stronger arms and she will not have violent secrets or an affection for red wine or eyes that never stay dry. You will fall into her and I’ll go back to spending Friday nights with ones who never learn my last name. I have chased off every fool who has tried to sleep beside me. You think it’s romantic to fuck the girl who writes poems about you. You think I’ll understand your sadness because I live inside my own. But I will show up at your door at 2am, wild eyed and sleepless and try and find some semblance of peace in your breastbone and you will not let me in. You will tell me to go home."
"When people ask about what happened with you my heart pounds in my chest and it feels like it might break free,
But then I remember that your name has this hold on me that keeps me breathing.
If I want to talk to somebody about it,
I will usually just tell them about that time we were both intoxicated,
You were drunk with alcohol and I was just drunk on you.
I listened to the sound of your heartbeat as I pressed my ear against your chest and you wrapped your arms firmly around me,
I remember thinking that this is what it felt like to be living.
Every heart beat was like a shot of poison,
You were my favourite choice and I guess vodka was yours.
I can’t help but feel like that night we were both on the same page,
I hope that at least one part of you thought that your hand in mine was how this was supposed to be forever.
People act like it was my fault,
That I shouldn’t have took that night so seriously,
You pretend like it didn’t mean anything to you,
But when you had your arms circled around my waist and my ear was pushed up against your chest,
I heard your heart race too."