Words are magic

“One of the most sinister things about normalized racism is you don’t have to have bad intentions to be racist, you just have to remain ignorant.”

“In the blink of an eye, everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may never know when you may not have that chance again.”

—   (via kushandwizdom)

(via emou)

“Cakes have gotten a bad rap. People equate virtue with turning down dessert. There is always one person at the table who holds up her hand when I serve the cake. No, really, I couldn’t she says, and then gives her flat stomach a conspiratorial little pat. Everyone who is pressing a fork into that first tender layer looks at the person who declined the plate, and they all think, That person is better than I am. That person has discipline. But that isn’t a person with discipline; that is a person who has completely lost touch with joy. A slice of cake never made anybody fat. You don’t eat the whole cake. You don’t eat a cake every day of your life. You take the cake when it is offered because the cake is delicious. You have a slice of cake and what it reminds you of is someplace that’s safe, uncomplicated, without stress. A cake is a party, a birthday, a wedding. A cake is what’s served on the happiest days of your life. This is a story of how my life was saved by cake, so, of course, if sides are to be taken, I will always take the side of cake.”

—   Jeanne Ray (via fyoured)

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“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”

—   Stephen King

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“We are mosaics — pieces of light, love, history, stars — glued together with magic and music and words.”

—   Anita Krizzan

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“Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.”

—   Lemony Snicket

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“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

—   Robin Williams

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“Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they’ll make your soul impervious to the world’s soft decay.”

—   White Oleander (Janet Fitch)

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