Answering a question your teacher thinks you don’t know the answer to
"Second chances are scarier than first chances, because the second time you know how much you’re risking."
"Look, let me put it this way: with me, you’re number one and there isn’t even a number two."
Charles Bukowski, Women (via larmoyante)
"Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony."
Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet (via feellng)
"I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’"
Toni Morrison (via thisislove)
"You know, they straightened out the Mississippi River in places, to make room for houses and livable acreage. Occasionally the river floods these places. “Floods” is the word they use, but in fact it is not flooding; it is remembering. Remembering where it used to be. All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. Writers are like that: remembering where we were, what valley we ran through, what the banks were like, the light that was there and the route back to our original place. It is emotional memory — what the nerves and the skin remember as well as how it appeared. And a rush of imagination if is our “flooding.”"
Excerpt from “The Site of Memory,” Toni Morrison, What Moves at the Margin: Selected Nonfiction (via commovente)
How could I know you fit my body like a glove? You’re destroying me. You’re good for me. You’re destroying me. You’re good for me.
I have time. Please, devour me."
Marguerite Duras, Hiroshima mon amour (via sexpansion)
"If you look at the fact that you have a roof over your head, food to eat, that you are young and beautiful and live in a peaceful land, then no, you have nothing to be sad about. But the fact is, we are not only a physical body, we have souls too, and sometimes our souls get sick. If you break a leg you don’t just say ‘I have no reason to have a broken leg’ and ignore it; you seek help. It’s the same when your soul gets hurt. Don’t apologize for being sad."
My doctor when I told her I had no reason to be sad (via aurelle)
"… and the weight of the earth is pressed to my ribs."
Virginia Woolf, The Waves
"America was built on two monumental crimes: the genocide of the Native American and the enslavement of the African American. The tendency of official America is to memorialize other peoples’ crimes and to forget its own - to seek a high moral ground as a pretext to ignore real issues."
Mahmood Mamdani (via jackfrostapplesauce)
"Absence, the highest form of presence."
James Joyce (via pussyisdead)
A message from Anonymous
Do you prefer men or women.
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