"Homesickness is… absolutely nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time… You don’t really long for another country. You long for something in yourself that you don’t have, or haven’t been able to find."
"I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty."
— Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
"Each time you open a book and read it,
A tree smiles knowing there’s life after death"
"Only be with someone who you think you can learn from. They should be smarter than you in certain ways so that you can continue to grow and be interested. Above all, you should undoubtedly be proud that you are with them."
— something my 10th grade history teacher told me about how he knew he wanted to marry his wife (via seabelle