This is the greatest thing I've ever seen. There was once a guy in my life who both he and my friends thought that he offered me the world. Now I realize what I really needed it to be, I needed to tell him that I had my own.
The quote is from "A Girl I Knew," a short story by J.D. The story is pretty typical Salinger -- ambiguous and sad and philosophical -- and it's one of my favorites. Salinger had a beautiful way with simple words.
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even thought the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messenger of overwhelming grief and unspeakable love quote Washington Irving