To hold our tongues when everyone is gossiping, to smile without hostility at people and institutions, to compensate for the shortage of love in the world with more love in small, private matters; to be more faithful in our work, to show greater patience, to forgo the cheap revenge obtainable from mockery and criticism: all these are things we can do.
― Hermann Hesse (via splitterherzen)

(Source: thecalminside)

We feel broken because we put our hope in things that constantly let us down
― The best advice I’ve been told (via ghost-cuddles)
Desire is the kind of thing that
eats you
and
leaves you starving.
― Nayyirah Waheed, from “The Color of Low Self Esteem”   (via muse)

(Source: hellanne)