“If you show someone something you’ve written, you give them a sharpened stake, lie down in your coffin, and say, ‘When you’re ready’.”
― David Mitchell, Black Swan Green
#buffy summers isn’t having any of this patriarchy bullshit #not the ignorant pervy high school jocks or the misogynistic internet nerds #and definitely not the old men who try to control what she does with her powers #she’s gonna kick ass and she’s gonna do it in her pink frilly halter top #and no she does not give a shit if any of that makes a man uncomfortable or insecure #she’s too busy with the apocalypse to worry about your inferiority complex #the gloriousness of buffy summers :’) (via packageofgirlyevil)
I don’t want to own anything until I can find a place where me and things go together. I’m not sure where that is, but I know what it’s like. It’s like Tiffany’s.
“What a frightening thing is the human, a mass of gauges and dials and registers, and we can only read a few and those perhaps not accurately.”
—John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
You must learn her.
You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.
You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.
And, this is how you keep her.
|—||This is How You Lose Her, Junot Daiz|
One of the first things they ask you in the ER is to rate your pain on a scale from 1 to 10. I’ve been asked this question hundreds of times and I remember once, when I couldn’t catch my breath and I felt like my chest was on fire, the nurse asked me to rate the pain. Though I couldn’t speak, I held up 9 fingers. Later, when I started feeling better, the nurse came in and she called me a fighter. “You know how I know?” she said, “You called a 10 a 9.” But that wasn’t the truth.
I didn’t call it a 9 because I was brave. The reason I called it a 9 was because I was saving my 10…and this was it.
Sophie Turner by James Meakin for Tatler UK April 2014
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My brain likes this like this.
This is almost too good.
I gotta go, I have some reading to do.