"My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.”
Charles Dickens - David Copperfield
“Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment
“I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.”
Elizabeth Gilbert - Eat, Pray, Love
I will never have the right words to say,
but if you could see into my heart,
you would see the truth, not just one little part of it.
Not the angry parts, not the hurt parts,
but the parts that want to love and be loved in return.
The parts that are worth waiting around for.
I see those parts in everyone I meet. The good parts.
So I wait.
Because I wish someone would wait for me.