I’m trying really hard lately
Something funny happens to people who are lonely. The lonelier they get, the less adept they become at navigating social currents. Loneliness grows around them, like mould or fur, a prophylactic that inhibits contact, no matter how badly contact is desired. Loneliness is accretive, extending and perpetuating itself. Once it becomes impacted, it isn’t easy to dislodge.
-Olivia Laing (via kushandwizdom
Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
It is a lonely feeling when someone you care about becomes a stranger.
-Lemony Snicket, When Did You See Her Last? (via poetrea
It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.
-Hugh Laurie (via katisque