"The people around you are mirrors, I think to myself. The dog is paddling in the lake. I watch her lap at the water. You see yourself reflected in their eyes. If the mirror is true, and smooth, you see your real self. That’s how you learn who you are. And you might be a different person to different people, but it’s all feedback that you need, in order to know yourself. But if the mirror is broken, or cracked, or warped, I continue, taking another drag, the reflection is not true. And you start to believe you are this… bad reflection."
Caitlin Moran (via just-kristin)
So far adulthood is just going grocery shopping, realizing you didn’t plan well or logically, going grocery shopping again, repeat ad infinitum. 0/10 stars, would not recommend
"I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables (via elenamjacobs)
"She imagines him imagining her. This is her salvation."
Margaret Atwood. The Blind Assassin (via 69honeybeez1)
"You are made
out of comets
Do not surround
yourself with those
that treat you like
dirt and dust."
Boys are adorable. Boys trail off their sentences in an appealing way. Boys bring a knapsack to work. Boys get haircuts from their roommate, who “totally knows how to cut hair.” Boys can pack up their whole life in a duffel bag and move to Brooklyn for a gig if they need to. Boys have “gigs.” Boys are broke. And when they do have money, they spend it on a trip to Colorado to see a music festival. Boys don’t know how to adjust their conversation when they’re talking to their friends or to your parents.
Until I was thirty, I only dated boys, as far as I can tell. I’ll tell you why. Men scared the shit out of me.
Men know what they want. Men make concrete plans. Men own alarm clocks. Men sleep on a mattress that isn’t on the floor. Men tip generously. Men buy new shampoo instead of adding water to a nearly empty bottle of shampoo. Men go to the dentist. Men make reservations. Men go in for a kiss without giving you some long preamble about how they’re thinking of kissing you… Men know what they want and they don’t let you in on their inner monologue, and that is scary."
Mindy Kaling on boys vs. men- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (via wordsthat-speak)
"I don’t want to be a sweetheart. I want to be the fucking love of your life."
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah (via ironworthstriking)
WORDS TO LIVE BY:
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
Emerson (via lasplayaslasmontanas)