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Posted on 16th Sep at 4:03 PM, with 35,260 notes
"If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it."
Zora Neale Hurston
Posted on 15th Sep at 10:49 PM, with 4,157 notes
"Being raised in an unstable household makes you understand that the world doesn’t exist to accommodate you, which… is something a lot of people struggle to understand well into their adulthood. It makes you realize how quickly a situation can shift, how danger really is everywhere. But crises when they occur, do not catch you off guard; you have never believed you lived under a shelter of some essential benevolence. And an unstable childhood makes you appreciate calmness and not crave excitement."

Curtis Sittenfeld 

Yeah.

It also fucks you up something fierce. There’s something about this quote that I don’t like, and I think it’s the undertone of romanticism. You don’t need an unstable childhood to appreciate calmness, and losing your cravings for excitement…that’s no way to live. 

Being raised in an unstable childhood makes you trust less, rely on yourself to the point of developing an unhealthy level of independence, and screws up your perception of the world around you, so that you view the slightest sign of anger or failure as the end of your world. I would not wish an unstable childhood on anyone, and I’m not about to latch onto the idea that having one makes me better somehow. Because it doesn’t. I’m still struggling to move past the issues my household gave me.

Stability is important. Stability sets you up for success. What in God’s name would make anyone think that being given a shitty, cracked, porous foundation to stand on as a child is preferable?

Posted on 11th Sep at 7:49 PM
"You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do."
Anne Lamott
Tagged: #anne lamott,
Posted on 11th Sep at 4:48 PM, with 4,355 notes
"You don’t ask people with knives in their stomachs what would make them happy; happiness is no longer the point. It’s all about survival; it’s all about whether you pull the knife out and bleed to death or keep it in."
Nick Hornby, How to Be Good
Posted on 6th Sep at 6:37 PM
"This is how it works,
You’re young until you’re not,
You love until you don’t,
You try until you can’t,
You laugh until you cry,
You cry until you laugh,
And everyone must breathe,
Until their dying breath."
Regina Spektor, On the Radio
Posted on 6th Sep at 6:35 PM, with 15,730 notes
"We spoke all night in tongues,
in fingertips, in teeth."
Robert Hass, from “Spring”
Tagged: #robert hass, #spring,
Posted on 5th Sep at 10:01 PM, with 1,593 notes
"If you’re in pitch blackness, all you can do is sit tight until your eyes get used to the dark…"
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
Posted on 2nd Sep at 3:19 PM, with 121,329 notes
"Better alone than badly accompanied."
Candace Bushnell
Posted on 29th Aug at 11:27 PM, with 3,266 notes
"You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect—you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there."
Bob Marley
Tagged: #bob marley,
Posted on 28th Aug at 8:15 PM, with 882 notes
"That’s why I’m not to be trusted.
Because a wound to the heart
is also a wound to the mind."
Louise Glück, closing lines to “The Untrustworthy Speaker,” Ararat (HarperCollins, 1990)
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