"I’m a paradox. I want to be happy, but I think of things that make me sad. I’m lazy, yet I’m ambitious. I don’t like myself, but I also love who I am. I say I don’t care, but I really do. I crave attention, but reject it when it comes my way. I’m a conflicted contradiction. If I can’t figure myself out, there’s no way anyone else has." — (via kargoesvroom)
(Source: unlockingparadise, via sefler)
"I’m becoming more silent these days. I’m speaking less and less in public. But my eyes, god damn, my eyes see everything." —
(Source: c0ntemplations, via paper-trees)
"In a relationship, your identity should not be in the bargain. The moment you find that you’re making decisions based on your man’s preferences and interests is the moment you need to take a step back. Have some me time. Imagine you’re single and ask yourself if you’d come to the same conclusions on things. If not, try to really figure out what your goals and dreams are without your partner in the picture. He might have a fear of heights while you’re an adrenaline junkie — but that’s okay." —
Keeping the ‘I’ in the ‘We’ : How to be Independent while in a Relationship (via thelovewhisperer)
How I lost myself
"I’m never gonna wait
that extra twenty minutes
to text you back,
and I’m never gonna play
hard to get
when I know your life
has been hard enough already.
When we all know everyone’s life
has been hard enough already
it’s hard to watch
the game we make of love,
like everyone’s playing checkers
with their scars,
whenever they get out
without a broken heart.
Just to be clear
I don’t want to get out
without a broken heart.
I intend to leave this life
there’s gonna have to be
a thousand separate heavens
for all of my flying parts." — Andrea Gibson (via feellng)
"It’s not a race to get to college, graduate, get a job, etc. Don’t skip out on being young, because the time you ‘saved’ trying to grow up faster won’t mean much two decades from now." — Day 300: Third-year Premed student at the University of Miami (via 29years365days)
"You take the things you love
and tear them apart,
or you pin them down with your body
and pretend they’re yours." — Richard Siken, from “A Primer for Small Weird Loves” (via adieufranz)
(Source: hellanne, via starmaps)
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
I have tried prudent planning
From now on, I’ll be mad.
" — Rumi (via namelessin314)
(Source: acrylicalchemy, via breathing0ut-psychedelic-air)
"I think school should aim to help you discover what it is that you truly love then to allow you to decide from that point onwards if you want to continue or not. It should not be a place to test you or make you feel inadequate about yourself. And parents should have more faith in what ever choice the child chooses." — (via psych-facts)
"When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about." — Haruki Murakami (via fluffynips)
(Source: purplebuddhaproject, via eletheowl)
"I need me a bad bitch."
"Ever think if you focused on your personality, men would respect you?"
"THOTS stay wearing leggings"
"Chicks who say they only hang with dudes are sus"
"I need a girl who stays fly, wears J's, can talk sports, [insert more 'masculine' activities]"
"Women have no self-respect and still wonder why they're treated as hoes."
"I only fuck with light skin chicks. Dark skin girls look dirty."
"Black girls are too ghetto."
"I can't fuck with a girl who can't cook."
"Wake me up with some head."
"I respect women. It's just these bitches and hoes..."
"Dike lesbians make no sense."
"Lesbians are so sexy."
"Women are too emotional"
"Bitches out here with no hair"
"Bitches out here with weaves."
"Black bitches love saying how long their hair used to be."
"You gotta have [insert subjective list of physical characteristic requirements]"
"Women always find some shit to argue about"
"Feminism: the female mafia"
"I just want to have a completely adventurous, passionate, weird life." — Jeff Buckley, on moving to New York (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: jeffs-buckley, via july1981)
"Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be." — Eric Thomas (via merde-noms)
(Source: natural-lifters, via merde-noms)
"What men mean when they talk about their “crazy” ex-girlfriend is often that she was someone who cried a lot, or texted too often, or had an eating disorder, or wanted too much/too little sex, or generally felt anything beyond the realm of emotionally undemanding agreement. That does not make these women crazy. That makes those women human beings, who have flaws, and emotional weak spots. However, deciding that any behavior that he does not like must be insane– well, that does make a man a jerk.
And when men do this on a regular basis, remember that, if you are a woman, you are not the exception. You are not so cool and fabulous and levelheaded that they will totally get where you are coming from when you show emotions other than “pleasant agreement.”
When men say “most women are crazy, but not you, you’re so cool” the subtext is not, “I love you, be the mother to my children.” The subtext is “do not step out of line, here.” If you get close enough to the men who say things like this, eventually, you will do something that they do not find pleasant. They will decide you are crazy, because this is something they have already decided about women in general." — Jennifer Wright, “Lady, You Really Aren’t ‘Crazy’” (via keefrich)
(Source: sparkamovement, via little-audrey)