You are so used to your features, you don’t know how beautiful you look to a stranger.
The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves.
V.S. Naipaul, In a Free State (via bushofire)
We don’t need to have just one favorite. We keep adding favorites. Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favorites that give us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose the old favorites. They’re always with us. We just sort of accumulate them.
It’s better to fall out of love than, for example, a plane. One leaves you tumbling out of control with little hope for survival. The other leaves you tumbling out of a plane.
Love makes you want to be a better man. But maybe love, real love, also gives you permission to just be the man you are.
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl (via hqlines)
Found this outside a used book/record store in Denton, TX.