All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing.
Carlton Smith, Hunting Evil (via hqlines)
Pure love for another person, and what people call romantic love, are two different things. Pure love doesn’t manipulate the relationship to one’s advantage, but romantic love is different. Romantic love contains other elements—the desire to be loved by the other person, for instance. If purely loving another was enough, you wouldn’t suffer because of unrequited love. As long as the other person was happy, there wouldn’t be any need to suffer because you weren’t being loved in return. What makes people suffer is the desire to be loved by another person. So I decided that romantic love and pure love for a person are not the same. And that by following this you could lessen the pain of unrequited love.
When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.
There is only one sin. and that is theft… when you tell a lie, you steal someones right to the truth.
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (via feellng)
Do not mock a pain that you haven’t endured.
The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent, but if we can come to terms with this indifference, then our existence as a species can have genuine meaning. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.
Language is power. When you turn “torture” into “enhanced interrogation,” or murdered children into “collateral damage,” you break the power of language to convey meaning, to make us see, feel, and care.