"Often when we realize how precious those seconds are, it’s too late for them to be captured because the moment has passed. We realize too late."
- Cecelia Ahern (via quotes-shape-us)
"The ages roll
Forward; and forward with them draw my soul
Into Time’s infinite sea.
And to be glad or sad I care no more;
But to have done and to have been before
I cease to do and be!"
- Edward Bulwer–Lytton (via itsquoted)
"Music! –O! how faint, how weak,
Language fades before thy spell!
Why should Feeling ever speak,
When thou can’st breathe her soul so well?
Friendship’s balmy words may feign–
Love’s are even more false than they;
Oh! ’tis only music’s strain
Can sweetly soothe, and not betray."
- Thomas Moore (via itsquoted)
"Human beings are funny. They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly. Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear. Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned. But one thing about human beings that puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly inside."
- Sigmund Freud (via psych-facts)
"Silence is one great art of conversation. He is not a fool who knows when to hold his tongue; and a person may gain credit for sense, eloquence, wit, who merely says nothing to lessen the opinion which others have of these qualities in themselves."
- William Hazlitt (via itsquoted)