"I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything at all."
E.B. White (via meditationsinwonderland)
"Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have."
Dale Carnegie (via diveinme)
"I got to a point in my life where what I needed became clear as day…suddenly I was uninterested in anything else. Weeding out people who drained me, letting go of the ones who were incapable of forgiveness, not allowing another ounce of energy to anyone who was unwilling to take chances and lacked humility…it was the most freeing damn feeling in the world. I let go; the life I thought I needed, the love I thought I had, and the people who I thought would be with me no matter what…and it was devastating to feel the depths of disappointment people were capable of, but liberating as hell to let it all go."
K. (via learned—helplessness)
"I am sorry for filling you with beer and bad thoughts and then asking you why you shook. I am sorry for pinching you, for hitting you, for bruising the thin-skinned parts of you. I am sorry for the names I called you when we were fighting. You are not ugly. You are not useless. You would not be better off gone. I’m sorry for almost throwing you out into the street because my sadness was too much for me. I’m sorry for carving my fingernails into your thigh and then resenting the way people asked, “How’d that happen?” I’m sorry for plucking you and knicking your calves with drugstore razors. I’m sorry I let some people see you in the moonlight. They didn’t deserve to know the color of your hips like I do. I’m sorry for leaving you convulsing over a toilet bowl over some boy. I’m sorry I did not thank you for simply trying to take me where I wanted to go. I’m sorry I screamed at you to shrink, shrink, shrink when all you could do was grow. I’m sorry that this apology is ten years too late. I’m sorry that it will probably come again. I’m sorry that I do not treat anybody else as poorly as I have treated you. I’m sorry that I am constantly learning how to love you, when you have never once doubted how you feel about me. I’m sorry."
An Apology to My Body | Lora Mathis (via grillfriend)
"I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass (via dandlings)