I have ruined relationships for fear of ruining those relationships.
Being raised in an unstable household makes you understand that the world doesn’t exist to accommodate you, which… is something a lot of people struggle to understand well into their adulthood. It makes you realize how quickly a situation can shift, how danger really is everywhere. But crises when they occur, do not catch you off guard; you have never believed you lived under a shelter of some essential benevolence. And an unstable childhood makes you appreciate calmness and not crave excitement.
Taylor Davis - Now We Are Free/ violin rendition (Gladiator)
From so much self-revising, I’ve destroyed myself. From so much self-thinking, I’m now my thoughts and not I.
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (via whyallcaps)
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.