Has it ever struck you that life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quick you hardly catch it going?
— The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore by Tennessee Williams (via splitterherzen)
She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. She is beautiful.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald (via myquotelibrary)
I shiver, thinking how easy it is to be totally wrong about people, to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole.
— Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall (via moonbrains)