Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.
—Oscar Wilde (via larmoyante)
I can get my head turned by a good-looking guy as much as the next girl. But sexy doesn’t impress me. Smart impresses me, strength of character impresses me. But most of all, I am impressed by kindness. Kindness, I think, comes from learning hard lessons well, from falling and picking yourself up. It comes from surviving failure and loss. It implies an understanding of the human condition, forgives its many flaws and quirks. When I see that in someone, it fills me with admiration.
But I have seen the best of you and the worst of you, and I choose both.
—Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye, “An Origin Story” (via larmoyante)