"Take a day to heal from the lies you’ve told yourself and the ones that have been told to you."
- Maya Angelou (via the-healing-nest)
"Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there’s no room for the present at all."
- Evelyn Waugh (via hellanne)
"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy."
- Aristotle (via allthingsgreece)
"You only demand clarity because you’re too comfortable within your vagueness; You only feel insufficient because you’re extremely fearful of unconditionally caring."
- Albert Camus, from Notebooks, 1951-1959 (via violentwavesofemotion)
"How many times have people used a pen or paintbrush because they couldn’t pull the trigger?"
- Virginia Woolf, from Selected Essays (via violentwavesofemotion)
"If they don’t need you, it’s okay, you do not live for other people."
Kyo (via skeletales)
Something I have to remind myself everyday.
(Source: a-knot, via starvedfor-conversation)
"Now all you can do is wait. It must be hard for you, but there is a right time for everything. Like the ebb and flow of tides. No one can do anything to change them. When it is time to wait, you must wait."
- Haruki Murakami/ The Wind Up Bird Chronicle (via vous-trouvez)
"The only thing I know is this: I am full of wounds and still standing on my feet."
- Nikos Kazantzakis (via arpeggia)
(Source: hellanne, via fireoutside)
"Many abused children cling to the hope that growing up will bring escape and freedom.
But the personality formed in the environment of coercive control is not well adapted to adult life. The survivor is left with fundamental problems in basic trust, autonomy, and initiative. She approaches the task of early adulthood――establishing independence and intimacy――burdened by major impairments in self-care, in cognition and in memory, in identity, and in the capacity to form stable relationships.
She is still a prisoner of her childhood; attempting to create a new life, she reencounters the trauma."
- Judith Lewis Herman, “Trauma and Recovery” (via jellyfishheart)
(Source: xu-an, via stupidfruityswag)
"I loved being in my own head so much, it was getting harder and harder being with other people."
- Marian Keyes, Anybody Out There? (via simply-quotes)
(Source: simply-quotes, via adeana)