Maybe you think you’ll be entitled to more happiness later by forgoing all of it now, but it doesn’t work that way. Happiness takes as much practice as unhappiness does. It’s by living that you live more. By waiting you wait more. Every waiting day makes your life a little less. Every lonely day makes you a little smaller. Every day you put off your life makes you less capable of living it.
— Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting (via vrban
And in the silence I suddenly understood the many ways a person can die but still be alive.
— Carmen Rodrigues, 34 Pieces of You
(Source: quoted-books, via 2amconversations)