A Collection of Beautiful Words

“Unless you can look me in the eye and tell me that I don’t deserve you or that you are incapable of loving me, I’m not going anywhere.
I don’t care about the burdens that your past might bring in the future, or the bad habits I see you effortlessly trying to break.
As long as we’re both alive and on this earth, I can’t imagine us not being together. I’ve bled myself dry of spilling reasons for you to stay, so please don’t tell me that this isn’t enough.
I chose you long, long ago, knowing what I was getting myself into. And I’m convinced that I would’ve chosen you lifetimes before.”

—   Connotativewords | jl | Forever Endeavor  (via connotativewords)

(via connotativewords)

“Listen far more than you write. If you hear a poem you like, talk to the poet about it. Don’t be afraid to ask poets about their work. They want that, most likely. Study poems. Study devices. Keep listening until you find your voice, and when you do, don’t sacrifice it for anything. Don’t write for scores. Don’t write for attention. It’s easy when you love your work more than the rewards your work may bring. Also, hug early. Learn to love hugs. You’ll never make it out of this scene alive if you can’t hug.”

—   Hanif Abdurraqib giving advice to young writers  (via silentious)

(Source: bostonpoetryslam, via silentious)

“What a strange notion that you have to try and live up to someone else’s expectations.”

—   (via c0ntemplations)

aswexual:

live life like a plant. absorb the sunlight, listen to the birds, and root yourself. even when pieces of you wilt, continue to grow and thrive! drink lots of water and bloom into whatever you want to be!!

(via cosmic-child)

“I tend to drift off on my own more often than not these days. I no longer feel the need to report my constant whereabouts, my every action or every thought to others. I’m becoming independent. I’m becoming free.”

—   (via c0ntemplations)

“If a train doesn’t stop at your station, it’s simply because it’s not your train. Don’t try to flag down the conductor and convince them to stop there, even if their own map says that they should just keep going. You may not realize it, but there’s another train trying to come toward you, unable to get into your station because a train that doesn’t even belong there is being delayed there by your intensity.”

—   Marianne Williamson  (via elige)

(Source: mindofataurus, via macedonianmess)

“Stop saying it’s okay when your soul’s bleeding. Stop trying to dodge knives that always end up in the depths of your heart. Stop looking to the ceiling hoping that tears won’t overflow. Stop taking people’s shit. Walk away. Fuck them all.”

—   E.B., Self advice (via young-wanderer)

(Source: loveless-people, via fragilegifts)

“I almost thanked you for
teaching me something about survival
back there,
but then I remembered
that the ocean never
handed me the gift of swimming.
I gave it to myself.”

—   Y.Z, what I forgot to remember (via rustyvoices)

(via flaws-are-ok)

For the record, feminism, by definition, is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.

And if you still hate the word, it is not the word that is important. It’s the idea and ambition behind it.

How can we affect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feels welcome to participate in the conversation? Men, I would take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue too.

—   Emma Watson for HeForShe at the United Nations  (via femininefreak)

(via fragilegifts)

“I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains.”

—   Anne Frank (via loveinspireuniversally)

(via seeingmagnificence)

“It’s not always about sex, sometimes the best type of intimacy is where you just lay back, laugh together at the stupidest things, hold each other, and enjoy each others’ company.”

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(via sexualified)

 

(via oliveweed)

(Source: she-wears-bluevelvet, via letting-go-is-freedom)

“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about.”

“I let it go. It’s like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home.”

—   Joanne Harris, Five Quarters of the Orange (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: larmoyante, via fragilegifts)

“you cannot be compared to a garden, or even to a sunset; you are so much more than that. you are a universe that is the definition of beauty and awe. do not let them tell you anything different.”

—   things to think about (via aworldfullofwinchesters)

(via the-perks-of-our-faults)

“Part of me wants to drop out of college and go travel the world.
Part of me wants to work really hard in college and change the world.
Part of me wants to not work hard at all and marry some rich guy.
And the other 97% of me just wants to sleep.”

—   (via sincerelypalita)

(Source: relaxsmilebreathe, via nordicvoyage)