"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
Lao Tze (via ohlovequotes)
"Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it’s own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever."
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (via feellng)
"I think that’s just it. The fearlessness of falling in love for the very first time, the boundless trust you deal out, the ideals of happy ever after. I think you only experience all that once. Thereafter, you’re careful. You fear rejection, trust comes so much harder and happy ever after becomes only something you can hope for. I don’t ask to be your first love, how could I fight fate or time or circumstance. But what I ask is in spite of being careful, in me you find it in you to be fearless, trusting, and in me you find your happy ever after."
"Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it."
Ann Brashares, Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (via feellng)