"The truth is, I pretend to be a cynic, but I am really a dreamer who is terrified of wanting something she may never get."
— Joanna Hoffman (via closedforprayer)
(Source: wordsthat-speak, via faineemae)
"In actuality, women are complicated, women are multifaceted. Not because women are crazy, but because people are crazy, and women happen to be people"
— Tavi Gevinson (via dirty-shirley) (via dirty-shirley)
This x infinity.
"I’m not good. I don’t know why people have to pretend to be good, nobody’s good."
— Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (via larmoyante)
"My basic message is: believe in what you do, and put your heart and soul into it, and then be willing to fight for it."
— Joe Eszterhas
"Whatever you fear most has no power… it is your fear that has the power."
— Oprah Winfrey (via unconditionedconsciousness)
"Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you."
— Carl Jung (via perfect)
(Source: 13neighbors, via faineemae)
"Writers don’t write from experience, though many are resistant to admit that they don’t. I want to be clear about this. If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy."
— Nikki Giovanni (via amandaonwriting)
"The best sex and the most satisfying sex are not the same. I have had great sex with men who were intimate terrorists."
— bell hooks (via athousandhouseslong)
"In the end, we’ll all become stories."
— Margaret Atwood (via paperlover)
(Source: sketchofthepast, via whispering-literature)
"We have all sufficient strength to support the pain of others."
— La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680 (via howtobeunrelatable)