" But oh my dear, I can’t be clever and stand-offish with you: I love you too much for that. Too truly. You have no idea how stand-offish I can be with people I don’t love. I have brought it to a fine art. But you have broken down my defences. And I don’t really resent it. "

(Source: taleoftheastronaut, via illumnus)

" You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there. "