Blair gets drunk on gin and tonics. Dan’s new best friend is whiskey. Nothing happens except he looks at her too much – the heart decals stuck around her eyes, the sweep of giant false eyelashes, the dark arranged curls, the sweetheart cut of her top, the fluff of skirt. She looks like a doll, the kind that’s poseable and comes with a separate outfit.
Only Vanessa notices his noticing and says, with extreme disgust, “You’ve got a crush on the princess, don’t you?”
Dan does not kiss her that night, but for the first time he admits to himself that he wouldn’t mind it. [x]
"I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful." -Natalie Portman
"If you’re funny, if there’s something that makes you laugh, then every day’s going to be okay."
This is so beautiful
Nathan Scott Appreciation Week → day 5: favorite scene
Stepping up. It’s a simple concept. It basically means to rise above yourself; to do a little more, to show you something special. Something like this. Lucas is gone, but that doesn’t mean the season is over. As a matter of fact, I say it’s just beginning. You might want to stay out of my way for a while. Life’s funny sometimes; can push pretty hard like when you fall in love with someone but they forget to love you back, like when your best friend and your boyfriend leave you alone, like when you pull the trigger or light the flame and you can’t take it back. Like I said, in sports they call this ‘stepping up’. In life, I call it ‘pushing back”.
You know, it’s been said that we just don’t recognize the significant moments of our lives while they’re happening. We grow complacent with ideas, or things or people and we take them for granted and it’s usually not until that thing is about to be taken away from you that you’ve realized how wrong you’ve been that you realized how much you need it, how much you love it. God, I love this game.
You ever heard the expression “the best things in live are free”? Well that expression is true.
Every once in a while, people step up they rise above themselves sometimes they surprise you and sometimes they fall short. Life is funny sometimes. It can push pretty hard but if you look close enough, you can find hope in the words of children, in the bars of the song and in the eyes of someone you love. And if you’re lucky, if you’re the luckiest person on this entire planet, the person you love decides to love you back.
Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.