If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970).

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Note to self:


Live your best life with someone who was nervous the first time they kissed you.

Be held by someone who touches you like any minute you might disappear and never return.

Make forever with someone who looks at you like you are the strongest thing they have ever seen.

Don’t settle for luke-warm anything.

You only get so many heartbeats in this life—don’t waste them on anyone who doesn’t look at you the way you need; hold you the way you want; and love you the way you deserve.