“You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot.”—Hillary Clinton (via audrotas)
“She was at once so resolute and so dreamy, so sensual and so intelligent. She also was intensely private. What she knew best was how it felt to be alone, unique, isolated. She was lacking in the sense of a solid communal life; What bound people together escaped her. What separated them was an object of wonder, delight and despair. She seemed as detached from herself as from everyone else.”—Stephen Spender, on Virginia Woolf (via fleurstains)
“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself, or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”—(via moeyhashy)
It might be the fact that I’m stressed about finals and pressured to figure out the course of my next two and a half years of college very soon, surrounded by other restless young adults with no sense of morale, or maybe a combination of both, but I think I need some Jesus back in my life.
In my nineteen years of living, I never thought I’d ever say that considering that I never, and still don’t, consider myself religious. But I do have a personal relationship with God and a great sense of spirituality.
I feel like a spiritual experience, no matter what religion you practice or God you believe in, is something that fills your soul like no other.
And honestly, I think I need some of that right now because I’ve been struggling with sifting through what really matters, especially being in a place away from home and during a time in my life where I’m about to become completely independent and responsible for every action that I make.
“I will teach my daughter not to wear her skin like a drunken apology.
I will tell her ‘make a home out of your body, live in yourself, do not let people turn you into a regret, do not justify yourself. If you are a disaster it is not forever, if you are a disaster you are the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen. Do not deconstruct from the inside out, you belong here, you belong here, not because you are lovely, but because you are more than that.’”—Azra.T - “Your hands are threads, your body is a canvas.” (via aurelle)
“I think you need to fall in love with the wrong person. I think you need to fight and cry and sweat and bleed and fail. I think you need to have bad relationships and bad breakups. I think you need all of that so that when the right person and the right relationship comes along you can sigh with relief and say, “Ah yes. That is how its supposed to feel.”—Excerpt from “Conversations with my Mother” (via illusionsvk)