"People like to say love is unconditional, but it’s not, and even if it was unconditional, it’s still never free. There’s always an expectation attached. They always want something in return. Like they want you to be happy or whatever and that makes you automatically responsible for their happiness because they won’t be happy unless you are … I just don’t want that responsibility."

Katja Millay, The Sea of Tranquility (via feellng)

absentions:

it’s so rare that you meet someone who makes you feel so warm and happy like they are like sunshine and you just want them around all the time

(via aperfectionist-meetsimperfection)

"I was afraid of wanting anything. I figured wanting would lead to trying, and trying would lead to failure. But now I find that I can’t stop wanting: I want to fly somewhere in First Class. I want to travel to Europe on a business trip. I want to get invited to the White House. I want to learn about the world. I want to surprise myself. I want to be important. I want to be the best person I can be. I want to define myself instead of having others define me. I want to win and have people be happy for me. I want to lose and get over it. I want to not be afraid of the unknown. I want to grow up and be generous and big hearted, the way people have been with me. I want an interesting and surprising life. It’s not that I think I’m going to get all these things, I just want the possibility of getting them."

Friday Night Lights (Tyra Collette)

(Source: wordsthat-speak, via exoticwild)