"And when I wake early I say to myself: Fight, fight.
If I could catch the feeling, I would: the feeling of the singing of the real world; the sense that comes to me of being bound on a perpetual adventure — of being strangely free to do anything"
— Virginia Woolf, from a diary entry (via pre-raphaelites)
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"Fashion is expensive. Style is not. Some of the most stylish girls I know are certainly not the wealthiest."
— Nina Garcia (via thatkindofwoman)
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"It saddens me to see girls proudly declaring they’re not like other girls – especially when it’s 41,000 girls saying it in a chorus, never recognizing the contradiction. It’s taking a form of contempt for women – even a hatred for women – and internalizing it by saying, Yes, those girls are awful, but I’m special, I’m not like that,
instead of stepping back and saying, This is a lie.
The real meaning of “I’m not like the other girls” is, I think, “I’m not the media’s image of what girls should be.” Well, very, very few of us are. Pop culture wants to tell us that we’re all shallow, backstabbing, appearance-obsessed shopaholics without a thought in our heads beyond cute boys and cuter handbags. It’s a lie – a flat-out lie – and we need to recognize it and say so instead of accepting that judgment as true for other girls, but not for you."
— “I’m not like the other girls”, Claudia Gray (via elisabethofyork)
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"I have lost and loved and won and cried myself to the person I am today."
— Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps (via thatkindofwoman)
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"Il la regarda, prit sa tête entre ses deux mains, la serrant doucement sans l’embrasser, comme s’il eût pu mettre dans cette étreinte du visage ce qu’ont de tendresse et de violence mêlées tous les gestes virils de l’amour."
— Malraux, La Condition humaine (via laceremoniedesadieux)
"I am hard on myself. But isn’t it better to be honest about these things before someone else can use them against you? Before someone else can break your heart? Isn’t it better to break it yourself?"
— Stephanie Perkins, Isla and the Happily Ever After (via quoted-books)