❝ Shyness is a curious thing, because, like quicksand, it can strike people at any time, and also, like quicksand, it usually makes its victims look down. ❞
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid
I touch myself whenever I think about you. More specifically, I rub my temples because I get a headache because you’re awful.
❝ I can’t believe I said it out loud. The truth doesn’t set you free, you know. It makes you feel awkward and embarrassed and defenseless and red in the face and horrified and petrified and vulnerable. But free? I don’t feel free. I feel like shit. ❞
Melina Marchetta, Saving Francesca.
❝ Once she made him watch Pride and Prejudice and for ages he would re-word Mr Bingley’s apology to Jane Bennet, saying, ‘I’ve been an inexplicable fool’, for anything from losing his keys to burping out loud. Her reply to anything she wanted to do was Jane Bennet’s response to Bingley’s marriage proposal, ‘A thousand times yes’. ❞
The Piper’s Son, by Melina Marchetta (via anabelsbrother)
❝ We live in an age where we feel guilt whenever we have to cut someone off but the reality is that some relationships do need to die, some people do need to be unfollowed and defriended. We aren’t meant to be this tethered to the people in our past. The Internet mandates that we don’t burn bridges and keep everyone around like relics but those expectations are unrealistic and unhealthy. Simply put, we don’t need to know what everyone else is up to. We’re allowed to be choosy about who we surround ourselves with online and in real life, even if it might hurt people’s feelings. ❞
Ryan O’Connell, You Don’t Have To Be Friends With Everybody