If we grow up with the hard knocks of life, we can also grow with soft touches on the soul.

-Cora Coralina



I can live alone, if self-respect and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.

-Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre


You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest.

Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.

-Emery Allen