“Call a boy a gentleman and watch his shoulders straighten. Call a girl a lady and watch her spirit turn graceful. Humanity was brought into existence by God speaking words into the void of the universe. We tend to become what we are called.”—The Medicine of Hope (via pureblyss)
“It is so easy to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes. It is so easy to take for granted the pale new growth on an evergreen, the sheen of the limestone on Fifth Avenue, the colour of our kids’ eyes, the way the melody in a symphony rises and falls and disappears and rises again. It is so easy to exist instead of live. Unless you know there is a clock ticking.”—Anna Quindlen (via amandaonwriting)
Yeah, your dad, he was a cop and punched you right in the head. You said “Fuck you, Dad! I hate you!” and that’s just what you meant. But your dad was a cop, I bet his dad was a cop, yeah but you’re no cop you see.