"Life has different ways of testing you. Either nothing happens at all, or everything happens all at once."
— (via whitecontraband)
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"And like the sea, I’m constantly changing from calm to hell."
— Dallas Green (via loveage-moondream)
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"Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions."
— Susan Cain (via quotes-shape-us)
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"You can look at a scar and see hurt, or you can look at a scar and see healing."
— Sheri Reynolds (via elvsium)
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They will look at you from head to toe
like greedy lions stalking
their chosen prey of the day;
they will howl at you
as you walk past,
recklessly mouthing phrases
like “Damn, girl, can I get some of that?”
or “Turn around! Let me see that smile!”
and you will say nothing and keep
your eyes set on the ground;
and you will walk faster and faster
until you are twenty feet away from them;
you will walk faster and faster
until you forget all that bloody shame.
Because you must be polite at all times, they say.
Because you must keep all your nagging
and whining and complaining to yourself.
Because you should never fight back
even for the right reasons; because good women
do not mess up decorum even if their souls
and hearts are crushed in return.
So you will just shrug it off
like you have done a million times
because you think you just don’t have it in you
to instigate a battle with the lions
when you know so well who loses in the end.
But, baby, don’t you realize"
you have a lion in you?
That although you are tamer and kinder,
in this story you can be a lion, too?
Baby, don’t you ever realize
you can actually howl
when you have to?
— Don’t You Realize, N.C. (via uniquecole)
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"And when we kissed one another
for the first time I could swear I
heard our souls whisper
ever so quietly, ‘Welcome home.’"
— Beau Taplin, Welcome Home (via uniquecole)
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fun drinking game: take a shot of water every couple hours to make sure you’re healthy and hydrated
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"Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck."
— The Dalai Lama (via lovequotesrus)
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