"At any rate she is a monster, without being a myth, which is rather unfair."
— Oscar Wilde
The Beautiful and the Damned
"It took a special kind of guts to be a fuck up as a woman, I thought. To say to hell with being the nice girl, the responsible one, the one who makes sure the man takes care of himself and eats properly and doesn’t take too many drugs. To be just as nihilistic and self-destructive as a man, knowing all along that you’ll get crucified for it, because somehow, the world will make everything your fault. He’ll be a martyr, and you’ll be a succubus. He’ll be a genius and you’ll be a groupie, He’ll be a hero, and you’ll be an ugly fat crack whore who deserves to die."
---Courtney Love  (via radiumangel)
"I would always rather be happy than dignified."
---Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (via larmoyante)
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
---Charles Dickens (via quotes-shape-us)
"Like most sensitive souls, you already know you’re sensitive.
You soak up others’ moods and desires like a sponge. You absorb sensation the way a paintbrush grasps each color it touches on a palette. The ethereal beauty of a dandelion, the shift of a season, the climax of a song, or a certain stirring scent can evoke such wonder it’ll behave as your very breath itself- moving through cells as fuel does to fire and wind does to waves."
---Victoria Erickson  (via awakenedvibrations)
"If someday the moon calls you by your name don’t be surprised,
Because every night I tell her about you."
---Shahrazad al-Khalij (via expiry)

invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,
don’t swim in the same slough.
invent yourself and then reinvent yourself and
stay out of the clutches of mediocrity.

invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,
change your tone and shape so often that they can never categorize you.

reinvigorate yourself and
accept what is
but only on the terms that you have invented
and reinvented.

be self-taught.

and reinvent your life because you must;
it is your life and
its history
and the present
belong only to

---Charles Bukowski, "no leaders, please" (via sad-plath)


everything you love is here

"Let it heal you. Lie beside a man who’s hands you trust."
---Clementine von Radics, As Often As Miracles (via maybe-lisa)


Another lovely photo of Just One Day out in the wild

Victor Hugo, a letter to M. Daelli 

"I hate most people. And I don’t want to, it’s an awful way to be. But the human race gives me no comfort. I find myself turning to books and films for comfort still. It’s repulsive, because one’s life consists of people, not things."
---Morrissey (via pawsupgagalove)
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"What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person."
---John Green (Paper Towns)