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'My heart didn’t break into a thousand pieces after he left. Instead, I realized all the things he didn’t do. He didn’t want to hear my stories. He didn’t ask me questions. He didn’t hug me out of the blue to make me feel good. His hugs were always a preamble to something else, and after he was gone, I wondered if he ever knew me at all.'
— Diane Les Becquets  (via keefrich)

CNV000030 by Liis Klammer on Flickr.
'I no longer know if I wish to drown myself in love, vodka or the sea.'
— Grantaire, Book V (via dirtinherhair)

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'I left you because I knew I could never change you. You would stand in the room so still sometimes, as if the greatest betrayal of yourself would be to reveal one more inch of your character.'
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient (via vacants)