15,381 notes"Sometimes suffering is just suffering. It doesn’t make you stronger. It doesn’t build character. It only hurts."
— Kate Jacobs, Comfort Food (via larmoyante)
16,664 notes"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
— Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People (via larmoyante)
15,699 notes"You’re getting older, and you’ll see that life isn’t like your fairy tales. The world is a cruel place. And you’ll learn that, even if it hurts."
— Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
4,745 notes"You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book… or you take a trip… and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death. Some never awaken."
— Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1 (1931-1934)