I remember when I was younger and I wanted to be beautiful; now I’m older and I want to be intelligent. I want to burn hearts with brilliance and engulf souls with compassion. I want to be loved for my thoughts and nothing else.
She started reading. She didn’t mean to spend long at it, but soon she was devouring every word, oblivious to the creaking old home and the rain outside.
Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant (via thebooker)
The more you seek God in the silence, the more you will encounter him in the noise.
Ryan Mann (via nonelikejesus)