revel in reverie

Singapore. Travel. Film. Art. Music. Books. Friends.

This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to figure it’s going to be a long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time.

—Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via wordsnquotes)

Pure love for another person, and what people call romantic love, are two different things. Pure love doesn’t manipulate the relationship to one’s advantage, but romantic love is different. Romantic love contains other elements—the desire to be loved by the other person, for instance. If purely loving another was enough, you wouldn’t suffer because of unrequited love. As long as the other person was happy, there wouldn’t be any need to suffer because you weren’t being loved in return. What makes people suffer is the desire to be loved by another person. So I decided that romantic love and pure love for a person are not the same. And that by following this you could lessen the pain of unrequited love.

—Haruki Murakami (via fy-perspectives)

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I don’t do extra miles but for you I’d go round the fucking world. You’re not keeping me sane, but I’m keeping you tangible. Stay.

She imagines him imagining her. This is her salvation.

—Atwood, Margaret. The Blind Assassin. (via wordsnquotes)

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