“If somebody says, ”I love you,” to me, I feel as though I had a pistol pointed at my head. What can anybody reply under such conditions but that which the pistol-holder requires? ”I love you, too. ”—Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (via fucckitup)
"Today, good taste is often erroneously rejected as old fashioned because the ordinary man, seeking approval of his so-called personality, prefers to follow the dictates of his own peculiar style rather than submit to any objective criterion of taste"
“'This is love,' she thought, 'isn't it? When you notice someone's absence and hate that absence more than anything? More, even, than you love his presence?'”— Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated
“Oh, there are so many lives. How we wish we could live them concurrently instead of one by one by one. We could select the best pieces of each, stringing them together like a strand of pearls. But that’s not how it works. A human life is a beautiful mess.”