"…say a prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages."
— Tennessee Williams, Camino Real (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: liquidnight, via backshelfpoet)
"I don’t think people love me. They love versions of me I have spun for them, versions of me they have construed in their minds. The easy versions of me, the easy parts of me to love."
— (via avvfvl)
(Source: wordsthat-speak, via psych-facts)
"Feeling unsure and lost is part of your path. Don’t avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it. Take a breath. You’ll be okay. Even if you don’t feel okay all the time."
— Louis C.K. (via thatquote)
"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."
— Thomas Merton (via psych-facts)
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality"
— Desmond Tutu (via psych-facts)
"I’m in a foreign country in my own head."
— Jane Miller, “Life’s Ironies.” (via literarymiscellany)
"I will not be ‘famous,’ ‘great.’ I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded."
— Virginia Woolf, from A Writer’s Diary (via violentwavesofemotion)
(Source: shakespearewasaunicorn, via violentwavesofemotion)
"There are combinations of words in the world that can make even monsters cry. People pick out sentences sometimes that raise bruises inside me. I have no scales or fangs or claws; I am soft and unprepared. I have not yet learnt to be hard enough to survive unscathed. I tell myself I am a dragon, that I will breathe fire instead of getting hurt. I’m not a dragon. I am a flower in a thunderstorm, heavy-headed and drowning. I am small and uncertain. I am not capable of being hurt by you and going on as before."
— elisabeth hewer (via elisabethhewer)