An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.
—Goi Nasu (via the-healing-nest
Sports fans have caused actual riots, but people still take sports seriously. Boy band fans scream at concerts, and suddenly they’re “a spectacle of the natural world.” Things that are made for women, particularly young women, are automatically given less respect. Girls who get interested interested in comic books or video games or science fiction get called “fake geek girls.”
Magazines and television and advertisements tell teenage girls that they should like certain things, and then other magazines tell girls that they’re stupid for liking those things. Then magazines publish articles and TV shows run specials wondering why teenage girls don’t have better self esteem, like they didn’t make it that way.
There’s nothing wrong with teenage girls being enthusiastic about boy bands or (heaven forbid) having sexual feelings about the boys in boy bands. There is something wrong with the way that other people react to teenage girls and their interests.
—Boy Bands and Sexism: Can We Stop Hating Teenage Girls?
Act my age?
What the fuck is that, “act my age”?
What do I care how old I am?
The Ocean is old as fuck.
It will still drown your ass with vigor.
—the greatest thing i have ever read (via donthateassociate
If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.
—Mo Willems (via avatararmin
I’m a paradox. I want to be happy, but I think of things that make me sad. I’m lazy, yet I’m ambitious. I don’t like myself, but I also love who I am. I say I don’t care, but I really do. I crave attention, but reject it when it comes my way. I’m a conflicted contradiction. If I can’t figure myself out, there’s no way anyone else has.
—unknown (via hay-girl-hay-lesbifriends
1. Contrary to popular belief, waking up early isn’t going to drastically alter your life or effect how you’re feeling. So sleep till noon and relish in the way laying in bed all day makes you feel a little more human.
2. Drinking your coffee ‘black’ doesn’t make you cooler or more sophisticated than the rest of us who load in milk and sugar.
3. Being unimpressed by everything makes you look like a twat. Get excited, be overly passionate about something. Enthusiasm is fun.
4. Hating yourself isn’t romantic.
5. Eat whatever you want. your friend’s a vegan? Awesome. Listen to her talk about how great she feels because of it while you tuck in to some chocolate cake. Tell her you feel just as great.
- Charlotte Geier (via wethinkwedream
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
—Mark Twain (via c-oquetry
Dress suitably in short skirts and strong boots, leave your jewels in the bank, and buy a revolver.
Countess Markievicz, 19th-century Irish revolutionary, eternally relevant fashion advice. (via elucipher)
I don’t know for dates, for me I just like to sit on the curb get a slurpie you know? That’s how you find out if she’s a real gem or not.
—Mac Demarco (via vnchetv
October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.
—J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (via skyschai
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
—Albert Einstein (via psych-facts
We have this idea that love is supposed to last forever. But love isn’t like that. It’s a free-flowing energy that comes and goes when it pleases. Sometimes, it stays for life; other times it stays for a second, a day, a month or a year. So don’t fear love when it comes simply because it makes you vulnerable. But don’t be surprised when it leaves either. Just be glad you had the opportunity to experience it.
—Neil Strauss, The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
One day, you’ll just be a memory to some people. Do your best to be a good one.
—Unknown (via milkied
You can’t cling to the past, because no matter how tightly you hold on, it’s already gone.
—Ted Moseby, How I Met Your Mother (via wizard0foz