Words are magic

“Comparison is an act of violence against the self.”

—   Maya Angelou (via creatingaquietmind)

(Source: timlebsack, via indiedrone)

“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.”

—   Jodi Picoult (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

(via inocenceandinstinct)

(Source: babepotato7, via venturedexplorer)

“Fiction gives us empathy: it puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gifts of seeing the world through their eyes. Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over.”

—   Neil Gaiman- Fahrenheit 451 Introduction (via dortheaisles)

(via red-like-the-sea-annabel)

“I already said too much. I already shared too much, and I want all my secrets back. I hate getting close to people these days, I always regret sharing too much, caring too much, doing too much, feeling too much.”

—   Unknown   (via corazonvolatil)

(via ed-free-maggie)

“I am better than I was.
I will be better than I am.”

—   (140/365) by (DS)

(via thin-is-not-perfect)

“I wouldn’t necessarily mind people not knowing I’m gay, but I don’t like being thought of as straight — in the same way that I don’t mind people not knowing I’m a writer, but it would be awkward if they assumed I was an extreme skateboarder, because that’s so far removed from the reality of my life. But there is no blank slate where orientation is concerned; we are straight until proven otherwise. And if you’ve never seen how dramatically a conversation can be derailed by a casual admission of homosexuality, let me tell you, it gets awkward.”

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”

—   Buddha (via kushandwizdom)

 

(via myfavorite-what-if)

“I get way too sensitive when I get attached to someone. I can detect the slightest change in the tone of their voice, and suddenly I’m spending all day trying to figure out what I did wrong.”

—   Humans of New York - Amman, Jordan (via splitterherzen)

(Source: 5000letters, via gnostic-forest)