It’s a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind.
— Nagulb Mahfouz (via felicefawn)
It is a terrible thing
To be so open: it is as if my heart
Put on a face and walked into the world.
— Sylvia Plath, Three Women (via xezene)
I used to imagine adventures for myself, I invented a life, so that I could at least exist somehow.
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky (via touchingthewound)