“The difference between a truly dominant man and a controlling one is that the dominant man needs and wants consent, whereas the controlling man doesn’t even understand what this word means.”

I like smooth shiny girls, hardboiled and loaded with sin. — Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely (via muneca-blue)

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iwanttobeafirefly:

Pain is important: how we evade it, how we succumb to it, how we deal with it, how we transcend it.
~Audre Lorde~

iwanttobeafirefly:

Pain is important: how we evade it, how we succumb to it, how we deal with it, how we transcend it.

~Audre Lorde~

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After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn’t bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it’s a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it’s sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we’re doing the right thing. Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony. — Paulo Coelho (via 99lions)

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You cannot work too hard at poetry. People are bad at it not because they have tin ears, but because they simply don’t have the faintest idea how much work goes into it. It’s not as if you’re ordering a pizza or doing something that requires direct communication in a very banal way. But it seems these days the only people who spend time over things are retired people and prisoners. We bolt things, untasted. It’s so easy to say, ‘That’ll do.’ Everyone’s in a hurry. People are intellectually lazy, morally lazy, ethically lazy…All the time. When people get angry with a traffic warden they don’t stop and think what it would be like to be a traffic warden or how annoying it would be if people could park wherever they liked. People talk lazily about how hypocritical politicians are. But everyone is. On the one hand we hate that petrol is expensive and on the other we go on about global warming. We abrogate the responsibility for thought and moral decisions onto others and then have the luxury of saying it’s not good enough.—Stephen Fry Stephen Fry (via fearlessocity)

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Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence. David Byrne (via fearlessocity)

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why is it that nobody understands me, and everybody likes me? — Einstein (via pyromaniac123)
Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own. — Kurt Vonnegut (via myswancostume)

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She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river of blood. She only looked away for a moment, and the mask slipped, and you fell. All your tomorrows start here.

Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things   (via youngfolksociety)

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