If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire: if you want to be wet you must get into the water. If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them.
C.S. Lewis (via prevailzine)
I think it’s about taking pride in the fact that you know who you are and it honestly doesn’t matter if someone else doesn’t understand you.
Taylor Swift talking about Shake It Off (Radio 1 August 19th 2014)
Mr. Wickham has the happy manners that enable him to make friends, whether he’s equally capable of keeping them is less certain.
Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice 1995)