“Sometimes we love people so much that we have to be numb to it. Because if we actually felt how much we love them, it would kill us. That doesn’t make you a bad person. It just means your heart’s too big.”—Faye Forrester (Brittany Murphy) in Riding in Cars with Boys (via quote-book)
“I want to try and live my life carrying all my memories. And even if the memories are painful, even if they do nothing burt hurt me, I want to keep them. Even those memories I sometimes I wish I could forget. As long as I carry them with me, as long as I can keep holding on, then some day, some day, I’ll be strong enough that those memories don’t hurt me anymore. I’ll be glad that I have them. That’s what I want. With all my heart. That’s why all my memories are precious to me. I don’t think it would be okay to forget a single one.”—Natsuki Takaya, “Fruits Basket.” (via quote-book)
It still hurts and it probably always will. It also will most likely be brought to the surface on multiple occasions and it will anger you that I can’t let it go but I never agreed to forget. I agreed to forgive and to put it away but it’ll be the pin that creeps itself into my very core. I was never good at letting go to begin with.
“I know that’s what people say - you’ll get over it. I’d say it, too. But I know it’s not true. Oh, you’ll be happy again, never fear. But you won’t forget. Every time you fall in love it will be because something in the man reminds you of him.”—Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (via larmoyante)