"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls."
Anais Nin (via psych-facts)
"I used to think I was tough, but then I realized I wasn’t. I was fragile and I wore thick fucking armor. And I hurt people so they couldn’t hurt me. And I thought that was what being tough was, but it isn’t."
James Frey (via psych-facts)
"I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain."
Jonathan Carroll (via psych-facts)
"You gotta do what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everyone else."
"I realize after his touch
he would know me
years from now, even
in the dark, even
without my skin."
Phil Memmer, “The Paleontologist’s Blind Date,” from Threat of Pleasure. (via vapourise)