15245 "It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit."
— Eartha Kitt (via larmoyante)
41 "When you’re young, you think everything you do is disposable. You move from now to now, crumpling time up in your hands, tossing it away. You’re your own speeding car. You think you can get rid of things, and people too—leave them behind. You don’t yet know about the habit they have, of coming back.
Time in dreams is frozen. You can never get away from where you’ve been."
— The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (via crimsun)
179287 "Date yourself. Take yourself out to eat. Don’t share your popcorn at the movies with anyone. Stroll around an art museum alone. Fall in love with canvases. Fall in love with yourself."
— (via eelum)
12666 "She had a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach, like when you’re swimming and you want to put your feet down on something solid, but the water’s deeper than you think and there’s nothing there."
— Julia Gregson, East of the Sun (via lunaoki)
36879 "Stop trying to “get it together.” The biggest lie we’re told when we’re growing up is that soon as we’re adults, as soon as we’re in college, finish college, get that job, have that steady income, find that someone special, “find ourselves,” find that perfect house, get that retirement fund, have those children, everything will fall into place. Here’s a secret: it won’t. Every new development in your life, good or bad, big or small, will come with its own very special set of challenges. The sooner you accept that, the better off you’ll be."
— Unknown (via mirroir)
22286 "I think we can all recognize that the “it’s a joke excuse” is the most dismissive, self-righteous loophole, created by those who refuse to examine their power, and assume they have not only the right to say whatever they want to people, but the right to control how other people react to what they have said."
— Loose Talk: You can take your “just joking” and shove it. (via kvren)
61284 "Young writers should read books past bedtime and write things down in notebooks when they are supposed to be doing something else."
— -Lemony Snicket (via lemonysnicketblog)
4519 "My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage."
— Alice Hoffman, from Practical Magic (via fragilis)
1381 "When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings."
— Elizabeth Gilbert (via vintagejuliets)