You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You use the future to escape from the present.
|—||Looking For Alaska (via battlest0rm)|
Isn’t that why we explore and also why we read and watch sports and browse tumblr and study astrophysics? I think we’re after that terrifying, awesome, other worldly feeling of not knowing what lies in wait.
|—||John Green (via belongingness)|
The good times and the bad times both will pass. It will pass. It will get easier. But the fact that it will get easier does not mean that it doesn’t hurt now. And when people try to minimize your pain they are doing you a disservice. And when you try to minimize your own pain you’re doing yourself a disservice. Don’t do that. The truth is that it hurts because it’s real. It hurts because it mattered. And that’s an important thing to acknowledge to yourself. But that doesn’t mean that it won’t end, that it won’t get better. Because it will.
|—||John Green (via venebelle)|
Do you ever wonder whether people would like you more or less if they could see inside you? I always wonder about that. If people could see me the way I see myself - if they could live in my memories - would anyone, anyone, love me?
|—||John Green (via dishevelment)|
Nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff. We don’t have to be like, ‘oh, that purse is okay’, or like ‘yeah, I like that band’s early stuff’. Nerds are allowed to LOVE stuff. Like, jump up and down in your chair, can’t control yourself LOVE IT. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff’. Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness.’
|—||John Green (via abodycomingthroughtherye)|