"Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive."
— Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (via katisque)
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"I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more"
— C.S. Lewis (via dontletmelosemywonder)
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Yes. I am an INFJ. And I like this.
"You,” he said, “are a terribly real thing in a terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain."
— Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls. (via nov-ia)
(Source: creatingaquietmind, via brambleberrycottage)
"Pain is part of being human. Anyone who really wanted to get rid of suffering would have to get rid of love before anything else, because love always demands an element of self-sacrifice. When we know that this way of love - this going-out-of-oneself - is the true way by which man becomes human, then we also understand that suffering is the process through which we mature. Anyone who has inwardly
accepted suffering becomes more mature and more understanding of others, becomes more human. Anyone who has consistently avoided suffering does not understand other people; he becomes hard and selfish. If we say that suffering is the inner side of love, we then also understand why it is so important to learn how to suffer - and why, conversely, the avoidance of suffering renders someone unfit to cope with life."
Pope Benedict XVI (via nikosnature)
"If you really wish to know joy and love suffering, you are really seeking your own consolation, because once we love, all suffering disappears."
St. Therese of Lisieux
A very special stalker princess in my life. I’ve even been in her bedroom in France, and seen her little garden.
I don’t know what she was thinking by singling me out. <3
Happy Feast Day.
"On our earth we can truly love only with suffering and through suffering! We know not how to love otherwise. We know no other love. I want suffering in order to love. I want and thirst this very minute to kiss, with tears streaming down my face…"
— F. Dostoevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (via ennuiandkatnaps)
"The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me."
Oscar Wilde (Irish writer, poet; 1854-1900) via jaimelannister (via petitpoulailler)
Although, many more people than we realize are artists of some sort, and have suffered more than we now. This isn’t half so exclusive a group as we might be tempted romanticize about. :) This has been deep thoughts with Mary.
(Source: karlmagkatzen, via in-tacto)
"In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration and teach it to the faithful. It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering."
— Pope Benedict XVI (via eternallyadoring)
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"It’s necessary to transform pain into art. To give form to suffering.
Even if it’s just a common “wringing one’s hands in despair”. This
is also a convention of pain. Without convention there is no art.
At the same time it’s humiliating not to be able to speak
directly, to scream, to weep. It’s not enough."
— Anna Kamieńska, from The Notebook (1968), in Astonishments, translated by Grazyna Drabik and David Curzon (via growing-orbits)
"Crying is all right in its own way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do."
— C.S. Lewis (via theunquotables)
"It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it."
C.S. Lewis (via outcamethesun)
Oh. Yes and Amen.
(Source: seabois, via closertothelost)
"Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth."
— Raskolnikov, Crime and Punishment (via jadexue)
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