Esse, quam videri.

"…We fitted well together, and most of our original constraint was gone, lost in shared excitement and the novelty of exploring each other."

- pg. 283 of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

(Source: outlander-online)

jamie & claire + happiness, the wedding

(Source: clairefrayser)

This is life. This is what we have. We can mourn over the broken pieces or we can cling to what’s left.

—Pixie, Best Kind of Broken (via underlyingchaos)

Because love isn’t something that needs to be said out loud!” Her face flushes with passion. “It’s something you just know. It’s an unspoken thing. It’s humble and quiet and constant…” She goes back to slaughtering the mushrooms, but lowers her tone a bit. “I mean, you can’t just say you love someone and make it true. That’s not how it works. Real love doesn’t need to be declared or confessed. Real love just… is. You know?

—Chelsea Fine, Best Kind of Broken (via newleafliterary)

Winning is an effect of trying. You have to want it badly enough to go through pain, discipline, and failure to find it. To confront it. To claim it. But most of all, you have to fight for it. Everything else—anything else—is absolute surrender

—Chelsea Fine, Best Kind of Broken (via newleafliterary)

We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.

—Brother Zachariah (aka Jem Carstairs) in “City of Heavenly Fire” by Cassandra Clare (via dwinwonderland)

(via book-addict-lover)

Writing is something you do alone. It’s a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye-contact while telling it.

—John Green, Vlogbrothers, Thoughts from Places: The Tour (via beckisbookshelf)

(via book-addict-lover)

"When the scientists of the future show up at my house with robot eyes and they tell me to try them on, I will tell the scientists to screw off, because I do not want to see a world without him.” 

(Source: stlieshale, via book-addict-lover)