“To the people who love you, you are beautiful already. This is not because they’re blind to your shortcomings but because they see your soul. Your shortcomings then dim by comparison. The people who care about you are willing to let you be imperfect and beautiful, too.”—Victoria Moran (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
“The wounded woman gets called a stereotype, and sometimes she is. But sometimes she’s just true. I think the possibility of fetishizing pain is no reason to stop representing it.”—Leslie Jamison (via millionsmillions)
“Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.”—Joe Haldeman (via maxkirin)
“It’s still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.”—Neil Gaiman (via ala-con)
The truth is, as an Intuitive Feeler (specifically an INFJ), other people are the main way I create meaning in my life. I want to know others and be intimately known by them. I crave deep, intense, authentic connections that border on the metaphysical. My best memories come from connecting with people in energizing ways.
“As a kid I wasn’t any of those girls and I identified so much more with Raphael from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles than I ever did with any human woman on screen.”—Tatiana Maslany being adorable on George Stroumboloupoulos (via clonesbians)
“That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end.”—Elizabeth Wurtzel (via onlinecounsellingcollege)