Because when you keep giving away pieces of your heart to people who would throw them aside, how much would you have left? At the end of the day, would you be left to pick up the pieces all by yourself?
“Dreams are always crushing when they don’t come true. But it’s the simple dreams that are often the most painful because they seem so personal, so reasonable, and so attainable. You’re always close enough to touch, but never close enough to hold and it’s enough to break your heart.”—The Notebook
You can try your hardest - you can do everything within your means but sometimes people just aren't worth it anymore. They aren't worth all the tears and worrying, and it's important to know when to let go of someone who only brings you down.
“Maybe I would have protected my heart from some things, but would that really have been better? To hold myself apart because I was too scared that something might not be forever.”—Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby
Dawson:Well, it's like a best friend, but more. It's the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else. It's someone who makes you a better person, well, actually they don't make you a better person - you do that yourself because they inspire you. A soulmate is someone who you carry with you forever. It's the one person who knew you, and accepted you, and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would. And no matter what happens... you will always love them.
“I said a lot of really crappy things the other night and I’m sorry about that. I haven’t been a very good friend to you and I’m sorry, ok. The truth is that I’m afraid to be your friend because I’m always gonna want more. But then I got to thinking that I’d rather have you in my life as a friend than not at all. You know, that’s a lie too. I want to take you out on a date. And I don’t care if it’s in the day or at night or whenever as long as it’s a real date. And I want to tell you how beautiful I think you are, inside and out. And I want to have babies with you, and I want to marry you and I love you, I always have.”—Just Friends
“I tried to move on. I really did. I tried to tell myself that you don’t want me and I can’t have you anymore. I tried so hard, but how can you let go of the only person who makes you happy? The only person who makes you feel alive? The only reason you’re still here? You just can’t let go of someone like that.”—
“If I had my life to live over, I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax; I’d limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I’d have fewer imaginary ones. You see, I’m one of those people who lived sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after the other, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute. If I had it to do over again, I would travel lighter than I have. If I had my life to live over again, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances; I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.”—Nadine Stair
“The past is always going to be deep inside our souls. You can’t run from it, you can’t hide from it. You just have to accept it and remember that you can’t bring the good memories back, but when you’re having one of those days, you can sit back and reminisce on the times you had and the feelings they brought.”—
People say that walking away is the hardest thing to do, but it isn't. Staying, even when you know it will break your heart is the toughest. Staying right where you are, waiting for your heart to be ripped apart is much harder than walking away and starting anew.
“After a break up, you usually get to a point where you stop feeling sorry for yourself. You realize no one’s going to save you, so you have to save yourself. You turn your life around, not knowing where you’re going, just knowing that you’ll do anything; anything to be happy again.”—
“Before, my fear was being vulnerable. The ability of another human being to possibly tear apart your insides at any moment was enough to keep me running. He, however, made my insides come alive, my smile become permanent, laughter more frequent - he took away my fear and gave me hope. But more importantly, for the first time in my life, instead of wanting to run, he gave me every reason to stay.”—
“It’s like your heart has been ripped out and stomped on. You can’t breathe, you don’t want to eat, you can’t function. It’s the most intense pain that you’ll ever feel, and there’s no way to relieve it. Its unyielding, merciless torture, and you know it’s yours for life.”—Dawson’s Creek
I believe one of the toughest situations you can be ever faced with is deciding whether you should just move on or hold on a little tighter. Move on, and maybe you'll lose a chance at the best thing that could have ever happened, or hold on and have the possibility of your heart being broken.
22. So my betsfriend left me because I fell in love with her ex. Just to be clear, I asked her permission and how she thought about me going out with him. Every single time she always says “I’m okay, really. As long as you’re happy, I’m happy for you. Besides, I love (insert current boyfriend name her) and I am completely over (insert ex boyf name here)”. So after months of asking her how she felt about me and him going out, we finally did. She seemed okay enough, but again just to be sure, I asked her, saying that if she wants me to stop seeing him, she should tell me now, when I stil haven’t fallen for him, but she still said it was okay, and she did genuinely seem like she was okay with it. Many months later, I told her that I think I might be in love with him and she kicked me out of her house then and there. She called me names, even called me slut and said that he was with me because of sex (we haven’t had sex yet at that point). So after many intense, mostly! one-sided (me trying to get her to talk to me about the delay of reaction), she just finally stopped seeing, calling or texting me. But she finds ways to make me miserable, like once in a while texting hate texts or making sure our mutual friends stop talking to me because I am an ‘ex-boyfriend-stealer’. I don’t know how to deal with it. I’m so sick of being punished by her fro being happy. I’m tired of repeating this to my friends and the boy I’m seeing, yet, due to her ongoing mental abuse towards me, I need to let it out somewhere. So here I am.
I hope you don’t think me weird, really.
PS:I love your tumblr, it makes me happy. Thank you so, so much.
Hello sweetheart, thank you for taking off some time to type this lengthy entry to me :) Things must not have been easy with her trying to manipulate your mutual friends. But I just want to let you know that I don’t think it’s your fault that you fell in love with her ex boyfriend because we can’t really control our feelings when it comes to love, can we? So chin up and take comfort in that fact okay? I hope things will straighten out for you soon :) Hugs
23. Dear runawaytrain, I love reading your tumblr! Your awesome <3! Love, kilaaa
Thank you! :)
24. Hey runawaytrain. I totally love your quotes cus’ i think they totally relate about my life. Have been crushing on this guy for 2 years but he’s sometimes nice, sometimes cold towards me. I know he wont ever like me but, i cant seem to let go of him.
I know how this feels because been there, done that. If he really doesn’t reciprocate your feelings, maybe you just have to engage yourself in other stuff so you won’t think so much about it. With time, I believe, feelings will fade. So hang in there alright? <3