I Like Sunflowers – Quotes

Pave your own path not because people can follow yours, but because everybody else can learn to pave their own; their own wild, unacceptable, eccentric paths.
– AlmandyneI Like Sunflowers

 

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“Whatever it is that you’re expecting, I can assure you that that’s not it. My story…my past…it’s not a typical sad story you’d hear…I’d probably be the only one who understands why it sucks so much.”
“I can try. Try to understand.”
“It’s still not going to make any sense.”
He chuckled and looked away, only to look back at me, “Does that mean our stories die with us just because we can’t stand the idea of it not making any sense to anyone?”

 

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It’s funny how everybody suddenly gets kind to you when they believe you’re broken.
Aren’t all of us always broken though?
I think for every person who’s ready to believe that people who are suicidal aren’t cowards, there’s somebody out there who’s finally okay with telling the world, “YES, I AM SUICIDAL. BUT I AM NOT ASHAMED OF IT.”
Because the very fact that they’re still alive makes them a survivor, and they finally get to see it too.
And that matters. To someone, it does.

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Everything worn out has memories you can’t erase; a past you can’t deny.

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There are people in your life who spend time around you just for the moments they will gain out of it. Maybe you make them laugh. Maybe you make them feel better. Maybe you help them be not–so–bored.
Then there are others. Others who decide to stay. Even when you’re not laughing. Even when you can’t do anything to make it worth their time. Even when things go downhill. And smiling becomes one of the hardest things you’ve ever done. They don’t walk away and look for something more interesting. They don’t tell themselves there’s nothing they can do to help. They don’t assume you’re better off without them. They stick around. They stick around because, to them – you matter.

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“Do you know what’s worse than not telling out loud something that’s been killing you?” She shook her head and looked away, “It’s to be misunderstood. It’s to be laughed at for what you just uttered. It’s to be pitied at. It’s to be taken for something you never realized your words ended up implying.”

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“But when you’re me – that girl who’s had enough food, clothes, love from family and especially money – you begin to crave what you’ve never had before.”
“What did you not have?”
I smiled and sighed and smiled again, “The will to live. Breathe. Survive.”

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Being weak has nothing to do with never being strong. Every perfect being has scars – scars that tell you, you were once weak. But it’s the same scar that reminds you how you’re a survivor; how you fought your weaknesses to continue with a mark on you.
People always make mistakes. People always find themselves scarred. Some wear these scars proudly and others just pretend like nothing happened.

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Blue, white and orange skies – the streaks of white clouds with the sun setting behind them on a light ocean blue sky can make you believe in a life that’s worth suffering for – that’s how I keep myself alive.

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You can speak your mind without expecting a million other people or books or theorems or formulas to side your words. You have the freedom to be the first. Who cares what the world says? They’ve always called you stupid anyway.

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Ever heard of Giordano Bruno?He died because he stuck to what he believed in – an infinite universe, even at a time other people didn’t. Well, of course, he now has a statue for himself and there’s no one on Earth who wouldn’t respect him for the sacrifice he made just so his ideas don’t die. But people killed him only because they thought he was wrong. Only because they failed to see what he saw. He saw more. They didn’t. And he was burnt alive.

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What? I am growing up, learning something new every day, making new mistakes and going somewhere. I am growing up – just not into something the world wants me to.Because at the end of the day, I matter. Keeping myself alive matters; not keeping the world content with who I am.

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Pave your own path not because people can follow yours, but because everybody else can learn to pave their own; their own wild, unacceptable, eccentric paths.

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Everybody deserves to know that it’s okay to be weak. It’s okay to be messed up. It’s okay to be in pain. It’s okay to feel your lungs outside your chest and your heart inside your throat.It’s okay to feel like giving up. It’s okay to just lie down on your bed unable to move. It’s okay to have your face flooded with tears. It’s okay to wonder if this is how your entire life will be. It’s okay to ask for help if you want it. It’s okay if the people around you don’t think so. It’s okay to feel like no one’s going to understand.It’s okay to be numb. It’s okay. It’s okay  ecause, in spite of everything you’re facing, none of this makes your life a mistake. Your life isn’t a mistake. You are not a mistake.

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I know you still believe in me.
Thank you.

 

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Saving the world, or at least pretending to save it, makes a great excuse for me to keep myself breathing.

 

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