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I want God to play in my bloodstream the way sunlight amuses itself on the water.

—Elizabeth Gilbert (via purplebuddhaproject)

In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.

—Elizabeth Gilbert (via purplebuddhaproject)

fail splendidly. fail comfortably. use failure as a redirect. not as a measure of your worth or value. fail beautifully.

—nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

(via nayyirahwaheed)

There’s always going to be bad stuff out there. But here’s the amazing thing — light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can’t stick the dark into the light.

—Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart (via purplebuddhaproject)

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.

—Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets (via purplebuddhaproject)

I heard what you said. I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.

—Shana Abe (via purplebuddhaproject)

I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.

—Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil (via purplebuddhaproject)