"Were we incapable of empathy – of putting ourselves in the position of others and seeing that their suffering is like our own – then ethical reasoning would lead nowhere. If emotion without reason is blind, then reason without emotion is impotent."
― Peter Singer (via psych-quotes)
"But that’s the thing, you don’t know, you don’t.
But yet you assume this about me without getting the complete story, without even speaking to me. You had no problem assuming the worst about me when I have you no reasons to. You didn’t hesitate for a second when you dropped the match to burn this bridge between us down. I thought we were friends. I thought I meant more to you than that. Boy, was I fucking wrong."
"Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery."
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (via kushandwizdom)