I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Agatha Christie, An Autobiography (via larmoyante)
No matter how good things are, there will always be solitary nights you spend in your bedroom, in a car, or in a party full of your closest friends when it feels like the walls are caving in.
Dan Campbell (via wordsthat-speak)
The shadow in us sings, “Stand out of the light!”
But I live, I live, I travel in the sun.
Muriel Rukeyser, from “Eighth Elegy. Children’s Elegy” in Out of Silence: Selected Poems, edited by Kate Daniels (via litverve)