But you can have the fig tree and its fat leaves like clown hands gloved with...– Barbara Ras, “You Can’t Have It All” (via commovente) New favorite poem I think.
Stop being tormented by everyone else’s reaction to you.– Joyce Meyer (via badideasophia)
A novel worth reading is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of...– Susan Sontag, from an interview in The Paris Review-The Art of Fiction No. 143 (via lotusohm)
Mary H K Choi âÂ My foreign mom →
I love her and itâs a secret. I love her so much it kills me, and you bet Iâd sooner die than tell her This is a really great, really heartbreaking essay.
How fragile we are, between the few good moments.– Jane Hirshfield, “Vinegar and Oil” (via commovente)
For a while you are animated by the unreality of it all, by watching the silly...– Clare Malone - How “The Bachelor” Explains the Real World of Women
Before Sadie came along, smug parents would tell me that you can only really...– Emily Urquhart, The Meaning of White
You could drown in those eyes, I said, so it’s summer, so it’s suicide, so we’re...– Richard Siken, Little Beast (via nostracapulus)
On fragmenting: I’m in love with the idea that a poem should always try to be...– Lucie Brock-Broido, Poetry, December 2012 (via leopoldgursky)
A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.– Henry Rollins
I can’t think of any greater happiness than to be with you all the time, without...– Franz Kafka (via atomos)
A bigger, nicer apartment is quite literally lurking around the corner, mocking...– Sloane Crosley, Thy Neighbor’s Duplex
If you’ve been blindsided by that awful, ‘it’s not me, it’s you,’ type of...– Diane McMartin, What Goes With Your Breakup?
In moonlight I watch the whirlpool hues of clouds drift over our courtyard,...– Arthur Sze, from “Midnight Loon” (via mitochondria)
Consider the word consider, which originally meant ‘to observe the stars.– Mary Ruefle (via katherinedecember29)
When I recount this story, I am met, over and over again, with the same...– Jessica Soffer, Staying Sane in Small Spaces
Our education systems are failing. People aren’t excited to leave college with a...– Ted Winkworth, Why I’m Trading a House and Salary for a Motorcycle and Map (via lenticular-clouds)
Whenever I feel so insignificant it is like I can be carried away in a...– Anelise Chen - The Christmas Frog
Lately I’ve found that I’ve been saying “This is how this is supposed to feel”...– Tavi Gevinson
Why were girls in such a hurry to grow up? She would never understand. Childhood...– Sarah Addison Allen, The Peach Keeper (via larmoyante)
I think I tend to have this look about me of being perpetually windblown. No matter where I am, I always look like I’ve rushed to get there, even when I’m just sitting in my chair at work. My hair is tangled, my bangs mussed unattractively, my skirt is always twisted slightly to one side. I look like I put on my makeup on the subway, but the truth is I just don’t have the...
Depression is a good lover. So attentive. Has this innate way of making...– Kait Rokowski, A Good Day” (via larmoyante)