Ups and downs, smiles and frowns.

19. Singapore. 17th March. Captain America. ♥

Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to
wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.

—Wallace Stegner, The Spectator Bird (via hqlines)

Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all. Be patient and tough; one day this pain will be useful to you.

—Ovid, Metamorphoses (via observando)

I was fully aware that a cold change was taking place inside of me. I did not care. I told myself that in order to survive, I had to become so hard that I would never allow anyone to hurt me again.

—My Story, Dave Pelzer