What is the opposite of two?
A lonely me, a lonely you.
— Richard Wilbur, from Opposites, More Opposites, and a Few Differences (Harcourt, 2000)
The greater the tension, the greater is the potential. Great energy springs from a correspondingly great tension of opposites.
— Carl Jung (via elusiveconcept1)
Transform me. Peel off the graffitied scrap canvas and expose the vulnerable untouchable layer, let me become something unblemished and clean underneath you; brush off my fragile wrappings onto the cold floor and brand your mutable colors into my skin. Hold me tightly for a moment. I don’t want to know better, everyone always knows better and that’s how they forget how to feel.
Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.
— Khalil Gibran
How did people get over this? They obviously did. Every day someone fell in love with the wrong person and had to pack up all their fragile, misguided hopes and unwanted affection, and move on.
— Josh Lanyon, Perfect Day (via simply-quotes)