And I understand. I understand why people hold hands: I’d always thought it was about possessiveness, saying ‘This is mine’. But it’s about maintaining contact. It is about speaking without words. It is about I want you with me and don’t go.
― She was always holding my hand  (via fabulousbitch69)
I demand unconditional love and complete freedom. That is why I am terrible.
― Tomaž Šalamun (via larmoyante)
I just want to have a completely adventurous, passionate, weird life.

Jeff Buckley, on moving to New York

Yeah, that seems to be my life

(via anartisticdesire)
That’s the problem with putting others first; you’ve taught them you come second.
― (via thesass-queen)
I am not comfortable
in my own skin;
But I am trying
to be. Damn it,
I am trying to be.
― (via fuckmentaldisorder)

Dear daughter,

This letter has taken an extraordinary time getting itself together. I have all along known that I wanted to tell you directly of some of the lessons I have learned and under what conditions I have learned them.

My life has been long, and believing that life loves the livers of it, I have dared go try many things, sometimes trembling, but daring, still. I have only included here events and lessons which I have found useful. I have not told how I have used the solutions, knowing that you are intelligent and creative and resourceful and you will use them as you see fit.

You will find in this book accounts of growing up, unexpected emergencies, a few poems, some light stories to make you laugh and some to make you meditate.

There have been people in my life who meant me well, taught me valuable lessons, and others who have meant me ill and, have given me ample notification that my world is not meant to be all peaches and cream.

I have made many mistakes and no doubt will make more before I die. When I have seen pain, when I have found that my ineptness has caused displeasure, I have learned to accept my responsibility and to forgive myself first, then to apologize to anyone injured by my mis reckoning. Since I cannot unlive history, and repentance is all I can offer God, I have hopes that my sincere apologies were accepted.

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.

Never whine. Whining lets a brute know that a victim is in the neighbourhood.

Be certain that you do not die without have done something wonderful for humanity.

I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are black and white, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish-speaking, Native American and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all. Here is my offering to you.

― Maya Angelou, Letter to my Daughter (via littlejehan)
Let people feel the weight of who you are and let them deal with it.
― John Eldridge  (via thatkindofwoman)
Discover why you’re important, then refuse to settle for anyone who doesn’t completely agree.
― Fisher Amelie (via eiffeled)