Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say fuck it.
So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it.
― Sheryl Sandberg (Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead)
I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane.
― John Green (Looking for Alaska)
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.
― Katharine Hepburn, Me: Stories of My Life (via observando)