“To feel, to feel exquisitely, is the lot of very many; it is the charm that lends a superstitious joy to fear. But to appreciate belongs to the few; to one or two alone, here and there, the blended passion and understanding that constitute in its essence worship.”—Elizabeth Sheppard (via itsquoted)
“There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion
That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble
Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret,
Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.”—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (via itsquoted)
“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.”—Leo Buscaglia (via itsquoted)
“If you love something, let it go,” they said. But I said no.
No. The hour was late and the rain was light but steady; the sort that would’ve been refreshing on a hot summer’s afternoon but brings damp frustration at 2 a.m. For some reason, rain seems more angry at that hour, and more…