October 19, 2014
"We die to each other daily. What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. And they have changed since then. To pretend that they and we are the same is a useful and convenient social convention which must sometimes be broken. We must also remember that at every meeting we are meeting a stranger."

T.S. Eliot, “The Cocktail Party” + (via mythologyofblue)

(via lifeinpoetry)

October 13, 2014
"Tell me where it hurts, she’d say. Stop howling. Just calm down and show me where.

But some people can’t tell where it hurts. They can’t calm down. They can’t ever stop howling."

Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin  (via aranrhod)

(via fuckyeahexistentialism)

October 6, 2014
"When I was in college, a teacher once said that all women live by a ‘rape schedule.’ I was baffled by the term, but as she went on to explain, I got really freaked out. Because I realized that I knew exactly what she was talking about. And you do too. Because of their constant fear of rape (conscious or not), women do things throughout the day to protect themselves. Whether it’s carrying our keys in our hands as we walk home, locking our car doors as soon as we get in, or not walking down certain streets, we take precautions. While taking precautions is certainly not a bad idea, the fact that certain things women do are so ingrained into our daily routines is truly disturbing. It’s essentially like living in a prison - all the time. We can’t assume that we’re safe anywhere: not on the streets, not in our homes. And we’re so used to feeling unsafe that we don’t even see that there’s something seriously fucked up about it."

— Jessica Valenti (via wordsthat-speak)

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October 5, 2014

Me & my loan servicer

(Source: animalcops, via the-absolute-best-posts)

October 5, 2014
"You cannot save people. You can only love them."

— Anaïs Nin (via purplebuddhaproject)

(via blueklectic)

October 4, 2014
"“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals"

— (via stunningpicture)

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September 23, 2014

rcmclachlan:

radiationdude:

NO. NO. I AM TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD AND I AM CRYING BECAUSE I CAN STILL HEAR THE EXACT WAY SHADOW SAYS “PETER” AS HE COMES OUT OF THE FUCKING WOODS DON’T LOOK AT MEEEE

(Source: jordichins, via peterquillswalkman)

September 21, 2014
"In spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. The essential substance of every thought and feeling remains incommunicable, locked up in the impenetrable strong-room of the individual soul and body. Our life is a sentence of perpetual solitary confinement."

— Aldous Huxley (via petrichour)

(Source: withveritaserum, via fuckyeahexistentialism)

September 14, 2014
"Right now, we’re getting a lot wrong. Force-feedings at Guantanamo, religious exemptions for corporations and universities. Prisons and health care institutions that are rapidly corporatizing—look at the boom of for-profit hospices and for-profit prison health care providers. I’d like to see a broader, more substantive public discussion about, well, the meaning of death, and by extension, the meaning of health."

Guernica contributing editor Ann Neumann interviewed in Cosmologics Magazine (via gracebello)

(via gracebello)

September 13, 2014
"is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’?"

— J.K. Rowling