There’s power in the touch of another person’s hand. We acknowledge it in little ways, all the time. There’s a reason human beings shake hands, hold hands, slap hands, bump hands. It comes from our very earliest memories, when we all come into the world blinded by light and color, deafened by riotous sound, flailing in a suddenly cavernous space without any way of orienting ourselves, shuddering with cold, emptied with hunger, and justifiably frightened and confused. And what changes that first horror, that original state of terror? The touch of another person’s hands. Hands that wrap us in warmth, that hold us close. Hands that guide us to shelter, to comfort, to food. Hands that hold and touch and reassure us through our very first crisis, and guide us into our very first shelter from pain. The first thing we ever learn is that the touch of someone else’s hand can ease pain and make things better. That’s power. That’s power so fundamental that most people never even realize it exists.

Jim Butcher, Skin Game (via wordsnquotes)

1) Do not fall for the boy who shares your hometown zip code. He will search for you in his local, empty bar, and you will search for him on the crowded corner of Union Square, but you will live forever apart.

2) This loneliness is temporary, but that does not make it less real.

3) Sometimes, people will make you feel small. Remember that is only a feeling. Do not let it become your reality.

4) The boy with the green eyes will smile at you, that does not mean he loves you.

5) The girl with the sweet accent will glance at you, that look that tells you to follow her. Don’t.

6) You will have moments, overwhelming moments, when you feel you made the wrong decision. Maybe you did, but don’t think about it. You can only go forward.

7) Do not find yourself in others, but look to them for peace of mind while you look within yourself.

8) The envy you feel when others seem more beautiful is only a projection of your insecurities. Do not feel that way, it is the only thing that can make you ugly.

9) No matter what any trend tells you, black and brown will never match.

10) Stop letting cigarettes rest on your lips, you are already full of fire, do not let your lungs turn to ash.

N.M., You never did make the best decisions,  (via wnq-writers)

All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.

Ernest Hemingway (via wordsnquotes)

When you reach for the stars, you are reaching for the farthest thing out there. When you reach deep into yourself, it is the same thing, but in the opposite direction. If you reach in both directions, you will have spanned the universe.

Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration (via wordsnquotes)

Tonight I wake
Its but a moment
Nothing more is needed
I am breathing in time with this ending
I feel my lids wet but the liquid is still and dry
Worry edges over me
I’m hungry for answers beyond the fear
I have nothing
Surmounted is the present fright and everything reaches a peak I cannot quiet
No going back
Always at this point I have no proper footing
The world a swallowed ruined mess ignited by my own mistakes
I don’t know how to manage these comforts beyond the misery
I wish I could learn to forgive myself for it
But when you stir and teach me to smile
Some foreign ability you provide
I am in awe
I forget every woe
Commit it all to memory
Some sordid love song
Vapid and terrible to be lost
I weep
This too will leave me
This happiness
I have no luck bestowed me
however now, my heart is changed and I am free of the gilded pain I once was shackled to before
I want your happiness to be mine as well
I want your love to be mine as well
I want to share myself with you as much as I can
As we are a pair, you and I
Is there a cost?
Or am I still asleep?

- For me

I am a truly falsened sum of all of my soon to be forgotten habits, memories, needs, desires, and loves. Haunted by the worries of all the truths and lies I have told either myself or those I have cared to breathe into my conscious spaces. And if I am lucky they will live with me until I pass into the endlessness, and I am no more.

- Me

How many times can you be in love with someone before you truly feel love?