Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.
― G.D Anderson  (via fawun)
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
― Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
― advice to sylvia plath, from her mother. (via demolition)
That’s how you can tell that you’re filling yourself with the wrong things. You use a lot of energy, and in the end, you feel emptier and less comfortable than ever.
― Glennon Doyle Melton, Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed (via perfect)
I begin to spend time outside my body without falling over. At these times I feel blurred, as if there are two of me, one superimposed on the other, but imperfectly. There’s an edge of transparency, and beside it a rim of solid flesh that’s without feeling, like a scar. I can see what’s happening, I can hear what’s being said to me, but I don’t have to pay any attention. My eyes are open but I’m not there. I’m off to the side.
Margaret Atwood, from Cat’s Eye (via violentwavesofemotion)
the courage it took to get out of bed each
morning
to face the same things
over and over
was
enormous.
― Charles Bukowski  (via lovequotesrus)
Don’t you dare
Shrink yourself
For someone else’s comfort -
Do not become small
For people who refuse to grow.
m.v., Advice to my future daughter, #2.   (via saintofsass)
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
― Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book of Hours (via sonoyasays)
My melancholy is the most faithful sweetheart I have had.
― Søren Kierkegaard   (via mercurieux)