"To ask for help is strength. To admit you don’t know is strength. To tell the truth about what’s happening is strength. To be imperfect and to trust that imperfect people will love you despite those imperfections (albeit imperfectly) is strength. To let the people you love see how you really feel – without trying to hide or stage manage their perception of you – is strength."
"All this time
I drank you like the cure when maybe
you were the poison."
"If you’re dating a writer and they don’t write about you — whether it’s good or bad — then they don’t love you. They just don’t. Writers fall in love with the people we find inspiring."
"Why do you live in your body like you will be given another? As if it were temporary. You starve it, you let anyone touch it, you berate it. Tell it that it should be completely different. You tug at your soft flesh, wish it thinner, wish it gone. You fall in love with those who praise the way it sighs under their hands, but who praises the way it holds up your weight, even when you are falling apart?"
"Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive."
"I think we have created this stigma of confusion around relationships which makes those who prefer to be direct and honest feel like we’re over thinking, when in fact, we’re just uncomfortable in a place that requires that we act slyly. All this stuff about playing games and whatnot is ridiculous. Be honest with yourself, be honest with others, and go after what you want. No matter what you do or say, what is written for you will be yours and what isn’t won’t be. So go, take a leap of faith, put yourself out there, and don’t be afraid to hear no, because your provision has already been written."
"What if you didn’t run? This one time. What if you stayed, and let love overtake you?"
"You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love, but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again."
"Stay is a sensitive word.
in our skin forever."
“Do not fall in love with people like me
we will take you to
museums and parks
and kiss you in every beautiful
place so that you can
never go back to them
without tasting us
like blood in your mouth.
(Source: nubesque, via waitingforgzus)
"For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again."