"Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don’t blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being “in love”, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident."
@3 days ago with 1275 notes
#Louis de Bernières #Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
"Marry your best friend. Fooling around is fun, but life gets in the way and when it gets hard, you’d wanna be married to your best friend."
@3 weeks ago with 144686 notes
"Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it."
@1 month ago with 402 notes
"Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do them. Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that - that’s what life is."
@1 month ago with 15327 notes
#truth #Amy Poehler #leap of faith