“Do not fall in love with people like me. I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth. I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible. And when I leave you will finally understand, why storms are named after people.” ― Caitlyn Siehl
I work part time because I usually go to school full-time. Due to an overlap in prerequisites I had to take a semester off as well as the summer which I usually do school through as well. I've never had this much time before and I have had so much time alone spent pondering this and that…I have always gotten “into my own head” quite easily even while living a very productive life but it's never been this bad. I have always been a happy person but recently I have been pondering my relationship with my girlfriend, my friends, my major in school, my job, moving out…When I found this quote randomly it put so much into perspective. I'm about to start working full-time as a CNA due to a feeling of nonproductivity and was looking up quote about staying positive at work since I know that's a stressful field. This quote made me feel so much better and I hope it can help someone else as well.
“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise.
Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames.
And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling.”
- One’s back is vulnerable, unless one has a brother. Ber er hver að baki nema sér bróður eigi.
The Saga of Grettir the Strong, chapter 82
- There are more things to be thought of by men than money alone. En fleira er mönnum til hugganar en fébætur einar.
The Saga of Grettir the Strong, chapter 47
- Never slay more than one man in the same stock, and never break the peace which good men and true make between thee and others. Veg þú aldrei meir í hinn sama knérunn en um sinn og rjúf aldrei sætt þá er góðir menn gera meðal þín og annarra.
The Saga of Burnt Njal, chapter 55
- Then said Atli, when he got the thrust, “These broad spears are becoming a fashion.” After that he fell forward over the threshold. Atli mælti við er hann fékk lagið: “Þau tíðkast hin breiðu spjótin,” segir hann. Síðan féll hann fram á þröskuldinn.
The Saga of Grettir the Strong, chapter 45
- He is bad-tempered, and may be that I shall let another’s wound be my warning. Hann er skapillur og búið eg láti annars víti að varnaði.
The Saga of Burnt Njal, chapter 37
- There are few more certain tokens of ill than not to know how to accept the good. Fátt vísara til ills en kunna eiga gott að þiggja.
The Saga of Grettir the Strong, chapter 78
- Where fault can be found, the good is ignored. Fár bregður hinu betra ef hann veit hið verra.
The Saga of Burnt Njal, chapter 139
- A tale is but half told when only one person tells it. Jafnan er hálfsögð saga ef einn segir.
The Saga of Grettir the Strong, chapter 46
- No one is a total fool if he can be silent. Enginn er alheimskur, ef þegja má.
The Saga of Grettir the Strong, chapter 88
- Eyes can not hide a woman’s love for a man. Eigi leyna augu ef ann kona manni.
The Saga of Gunnlaugur the Worm-tongue, chapter 13.
I don't know why it says “1” at the start of every sentence. It says 1, 2, 3 and so on when I press EDIT.
Source unknown. Googling points to tumblr.