You have to protect yourself from sadness. Sadness is very close to hate. Let me tell you this. This is the thing I learned. If you take in somene else’s poison- thinking you can cure them by sharing it- you will instead store it within you.
― Michael Ondaatje, Caravaggio speaking to Hana in The English Patient (pg. 45)
Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel.
― Natalie Dormer (via katherinesresources)
Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.
― Frida Kahlo (via seabois)
People aren’t always what you want them to be. Sometimes they disappoint you or let you down, but you have to give you them a chance first. You can’t just meet someone and expect them to be everything you’re looking for and then be angry when they’re not every hope and aspiration you projected onto them. It’s foolish to believe that someone will be what you imagine them to be. And sometimes when you give them a chance, they turn out to be better than you imagined. Different, but better.
― Chloe Rattray (via psych-facts)
Every morning, we get a chance to be different. A chance to change. A chance to be better. Your past is your past. Leave it there. Get on with the future part.
People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.
It’s important to make someone happy, and it’s important to start with yourself.
Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones
We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody’s.
Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.
People say I love you all the time - when they say, ‘take an umbrella, it’s raining,’ or ‘hurry back,’ or even ‘watch out, you’ll break your neck.’ There are hundreds of ways of wording it - you just have to listen for it, my dear.
― The Curious Savage (John Patrick)
It’s easy to take off all your clothes and have sex. People do it all the time. But opening up your soul to someone, letting them into your spirit, thoughts, fears, future, hopes, dreams… Now that’s being naked.
― Rob Bell (via senjukannon)