“Let your kindness be your final self-conquest.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche, from Thus Spoke Zarathustra (via violentwavesofemotion)

vlugs:

The Truman Show (1998)

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“I’d spent the last three years trying to build up some kind of a skin, so I wouldn’t drip with blood every time I brushed up against something. She was naked, she peeled herself daily.”
— White Oleander, Janet Fitch  (via emmalynsullivan)

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“The world must accept her on her own terms or not at all.”
— Duncan Grant, on the suicide of Virginia Woolf  (via violentwavesofemotion)

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violentwavesofemotion:

i want to cry because instrumental music can be so beautiful

We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

The whole article sadly hits very close to home.

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heylabodega:

I am undeniably a complainer, but I like to think of myself as a complainer with, like, a certain joie de vivre.  Like, you can tell I’m really happy to be alive and complaining about it.

“Be again, be again.”
Samuel Beckett, from Krapp’s Last Tape  (via violentwavesofemotion)

Ben Aronson, Coffee Break, 1997

Ben Aronson, Coffee Break, 1997

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“I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving.”
Frida Kahlo, The Diary Of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait   (via seulray)

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