“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”—Charles Bukowski
“Some strangers become more important to you than family, maybe because you’re not expected to love them. You can leave them whenever you want to. They can, too. Every moment together is a choice.”—Thumbsucker (Walter Kirn)
I hate love. I don’t believe it’s a positive thing when you feel it for someone else. It’s like giving someone complete control of you. Not a good place to be. I think it should be avoided, it just ends in tears.
I don’t think love is what you hate. I think love is so great and wonderful it makes everything that comes in its absence awful. Maybe I’m wrong, and maybe this is my blind-fold faith, but I believe that if the person you love is honest and really does love you back as much as you love them, that complete control they have over you, you have over them.. it’s a mutual trust and vulnerability. It could work. And, maybe it does end in tears, but I mean, there’s always tomorrow and you could always just get off those sad notes and travel the world. Even after tragedy strikes, there’s room to live an interesting life. Why not invest in tragedy while we’re young?
“Life, I really believe, is about falling in love. With ideas, with stories, with experiences, mistakes, adventures, poetry, imaginations, old books, new books, movies, music, and, of course, people. Everything that is worthwhile in this world is worth falling in love with, and I can’t imagine a better way to live one’s life than to be always head over heels.”—- herquotes.blogspot.com (via brayofmyheart)