"What a lot of people don’t realize is that people who are lonely, depressed, or in a hard spot want to be saved. They’re waiting for a pair of hands to push through their sky and to lift them up off of the ground. I thought maybe, just maybe, I could be those hands. I could SAVE someone. Do you know how that feels? It takes just as much courage to lend a helping hand as it does to receive it."

Alexander Deleon (via thesammerset)

"She puts her hands on either side of my face, and the room falls away. I have never gotten so lost in a kiss before.
And then, the space between us explodes. My heart keeps missing beats and my hands cannot bring her close enough to me. I taste her and realize I have been starving.
I have loved before, but it didn’t feel like this.
I have kissed before, but it didn’t burn me alive.
Maybe it lasts a minute, and maybe it’s an hour. All I know is that kiss, and how soft her skin is when it brushes against mine, and that even if I did not know it until now, I have been waiting for this person forever."

Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home (via feellng)

"Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can’t stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship."

Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (via excessivebookshelf)

"I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can."

"After being under a rock for so long, we started to listen to other music. We heard songs on the radio about stuff like…’poppin bottles in the club.’ Which is cool, don’t get me wrong. But we began to think, who’s singing for the other kids? Who’s singing for the outcasts who don’t go to those parties? Who don’t understand that kind of music? And that’s why we came back. To sing to them. To sing to you."

Pete Wentz (in Detroit on 9/14/13 on why Fall Out Boy came off hiatus)

(Source: new-york-state-ofmind)

"I’ll be here for you always."

Six Word Story | nursinginpearls (via allineedissix)