it was either love or be loved, it was never both
"The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
"Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It’s just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal."
Tiny Beautiful Things
"Start ignoring people who threaten your joy.
Literally, ignore them.
Don’t invite any parts of them into your space."
Alex Elle (via