“When I first met you, I felt a kind of contradiction. You’re seeking something, but at the same time, you are running away for all you’re worth.”—Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via thatkindofwoman)
“There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve.”—William Burroughs (via weedbrain)
Don’t adopt the P!nk mentality that just because you like sports and you don’t want to shop all the time that you’re better than other women. “I’m better than those other stupid bitches” does not empower women (*glaring at Tina Fey*). The problem isn’t that women like…
“I don’t know what brings broken people together
maybe damage seeks out damage
the way stains on a mattress halo into one another
the way stains on a mattress bleed into each other.”—Warsan Shire (via larmoyante)
I hate it when those who find themselves intelligent or knowledgeable believe that they’re superior to everyone else. Especially to those with limited to no education. Just because you have the ability to articulate a fucking sentence doesn’t make you any better. In fact, it just makes you SOUND better. So fuck you and your pretentious, ignorant sense of self-worth. Stop projecting your fucking insecurity onto others because you think you’re so much fucking smarter than them.
If you’re smart, that’s awesome. But unless you’re trying to help people with your knowledge, why the fuck would you use it to fucking belittle people? What the hell are you trying to prove other than the fact that you’re counterproductive to this life?
Intelligence will always be a gray area. There’s no way to measure it. You can administer tests but that doesn’t prove shit because there’s a lot of smart people who don’t test well. As long as you have a thirst for learning, I find it valid enough.
“The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unloveable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all fall apart. During these times, we aren’t always easy to be around — and that’s okay. No one is easy to be around one hundred percent of the time. Yes, you may sometimes be unpleasant or difficult. And yes, you may sometimes do or say things that make the people around you feel helpless or sad. But those things aren’t all of who you are and they certainly don’t discount your worth as a human being. The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved. You can be difficult and still be cared for. You can be less than perfect, and still be deserving of compassion and kindness.”—Daniell Koepke (via deald)
“But so often, “creating drama” is a phrase that people use when they want someone who has been a victim of something to shut up. It allows them to blame the victim for bringing the problem to their attention and making them feel bad while glossing over the fact that the drama was really created by the victimizER back when they did bad things. The friend group gets all caught up in issues of “fairness” and “logic” and “It was so long ago, why are you dredging it all up now?” and treating the victim’s feelings (or, again, quite rational & reasonable request to not have to sit next to one’s rapist at dinner) as illogical and unreasonable.
“Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages”—Angela Davis (via sadbrownprincess)