There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
If you think you’re working hard, there’s always someone working harder. If you think you’re smart, there’s always someone who’s smarter than you are. If you think you have it tough, there’s always someone who will have it ten times tougher. It never ends…so wherever you go, whatever you do, it has to come completely from you. Only you have the power to say when it stops and where it ends. How hard-working and smart you are and how tough you have it aren’t means to an end, justifications for anything, or ways to prove things to others. Rather, only you know what’s best for you - as long as you’re true to who you are as a person, nothing else matters.
There’s a reason I said I’d be happy alone. It wasn’t cause I thought I’d be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It’s easier to be alone. Because what if you learn you need love and then you don’t have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it, and then it falls apart? Can we even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It’s like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.
The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.
Love doesn’t require you to be perfect, but it does require you to forgive.
Boy Meets World
- Rachel: I got off the plane.
- Ross: You got off the plane.
- Rachel: I do love you.
- Ross: I love you too, and I’m never letting you go again.
- Rachel: Okay. ‘Cause this is where I wanna be, okay? No more messing around. I don’t wanna mess this up again.
- Ross: Me neither, okay? We are, we’re done being stupid.
- Rachel: Okay. You and me, alright? This is it.
- Ross: This is it. Unless we’re on a break… Don’t make jokes now!
And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn’t really change the fact that you have what you have. Good and bad.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower