“Quit a job, leave someone, throw something away. To a woman like me, abandoning something was almost instinctive, as easy as the flip of a hand. Drift from one goal to another, push oneself to the limit, and keep moving.”— Wei Hui, Shanghai Baby (via quote-book)
“I believe in holding still. I believe that the secrets we hold in our hearts are our anchors, that even the unspoken between us is a measure of our every promise to the living and the dead. And all our promises, like all our hopes, move us through life with the power of an ocean liner pushing through the sea.”—Bones by Fae Myenne Ng (via quote-book)
I’ll be thinking about the distance. I’ll be thinking about the consequences. I’ll be drinking in the freedom. I’ll intoxicate myself with it. I’ll be filling my lungs with you. I’ll exhale your lifeless form. I’ll be counting the miles between you and I. I’ll be marking down the days until I’m there. I’ll be crossing out the names that have failed me I’ll add yours for good measure, in anticipation for the heartbreak.
I won’t be thinking of you. Just the things that I see you in.
“The truth would be worthless if no one ever lied,
So we carry our shame in the interest of pride.
And we have all these questions to make us go roam,
and we’ve got all this distance to make us come home.”—Antje Duvekot, Merry Go Round (via quote-book)
“I want out of the labels. I don’t want my whole life crammed into a single word. A story. I want to find something else, unknowable, some place to be that’s not on the map. A real adventure. A spinx. A mystery. A blank. Unknown. Undefined.”—