"Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine."
- Honoré de Balzac
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime."
Mark Twain, Mark Twain: The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It (via quotes-shape-us)
I think deep down, everyone desires to hear someone tell them “I’m so proud of you”.
Why the hell are we all working so hard for? I think it’s not so much about self-gratification but rather, recognition.
"Books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside them."
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart (via wordsnquotes)
"Aren’t we all waiting to be read by someone, praying that they’ll tell us that we make sense?"
Rudy Francisco (via quotes-shape-us)
"The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared."
Lois Lowry, The Giver (via wordsnquotes)