I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.

— Maya Angelou (via observando)

Sometimes the things we want to be rescued from can save us.

— Amy Harmon, A Different Blue (via quotes-shape-us)


there is a huge difference between genuinely liking someone and liking the attention they give you and it took me a long time to realise that

25/04/2014 9:33AM

I haven’t stopped sneezing or blowing my nose since I woke up, and I really, really don’t want to take any antihistamine because that stuff makes me drowsy as fuck. No joke. Even if the packet says “non-drowsy” I will fall asleep. There are a million and one things I want to do today and napping the day away isn’t one of them! But I don’t want to feel like someone has taped a cat to my face either.

Don’t compare your Chapter 1 to someone else’s Chapter 20.

If they don’t need you, it’s okay, you do not live for other people.

(via moaka)

Goodbye :)

I would have stayed if it meant
talking to you on those wooden stairs all night
I’d have slapped mosquitos away
and listened to you compare yourself to your father
until the sky grew pink

If only you knew how much I meant it
when I assured you of your talent
your wit
your possibility
I should have pretended I’d drank more
and kissed you on that couch
made a fool of myself again
just so you could taste how much I think of you

You can do great things
Things that will cause your father to
scratch his beard and ask for more details
Things greater than the small town you grew up in
I just wish you’d do them with me

Greater than the town you grew up in, by Lora Mathis   (via mistress0fthemoon)

Don’t wait to realize you shouldn’t have waited.

— Ofer Moses (via palv-in)


Is anyone faced with the problem of wanting to go out and be social but when you do, all you wanna do is go back home and lock yourself in your room? 

He’ll grab your waist and whisper in your ear but six months later you’ll find yourself drunk texting him that you miss him and he won’t respond.

— (via ittybitty-world)

Accept what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be.

— (via ohlovequotes)

So therefore I dedicate myself to myself, to my art, my sleep, my dreams, my labors, my suffrances, my loneliness, my unique madness, my endless absorption and hunger - because I cannot dedicate myself to any fellow being.

— Jack Kerouac  (via thatkindofwoman)

In every sense of the word take the bull by the horns.

— James Joyce, from Ulysses (via violentwavesofemotion)