"Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance."
— Every Last One (Anna Quindlen)
"And together we shall dig graves for all that die in us,
and we shall stand in the sun with a will
and we shall be dangerous."
The Madman, Khalil Gibran (via kassapti)
"why is it always the woman who has to see past the beast in the man? why does she always have to clean his wounds, even after he has damaged her beyond repair? why is it always the man who is worthy of forgiveness for being a monster?
I want to see the beast in the beauty.
the half smile, half snarl. the unapologetic anger."
— beauty and the beast | Caitlyn S. (via petrarchan)
"Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason."
TheDailyPositive.com (via thedailypozitive)
"When he offers his lips, go for his throat."

Clementine von Radics (via rejecthuman)

From Home, available here through Where Are You Press

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"…I would live in myself only
And build my life lightly and still as a dream —"
— Sara Teasdale, from Oh You Are Coming
"Your voice sounds completely different in different languages. It alters your personality somehow. I don’t think people get the same feeling from you. The rhythm changes. Because the rhythm of the language is different, it changes your inner rhythm and that changes how you process everything.
When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages."
— François Arnaud, for Interview Magazine  (via seulray)
"I am learning peacefulness, lying by myself quietly
As the light lies on these white walls, this bed, these hands.
I am nobody."
— Sylvia Plath, from “Tulips,” Ariel. Faber & Faber Poetry, 2010 (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)
"We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel… is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become."
— Ursula K. Le Guin (via wordsnquotes)

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