“She ran the back of her hand along the first shelf, listening to the shuffle of her fingernails gliding across the spinal chord of each book. It sounded like an instrument, or the notes of running feet.”—Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (via thebooker)
“You can totally be a feminist who has insecurities. Feminism isn’t about pretending we all feel like Wonder Woman, it’s about being honest when we don’t, and having the conversation on why that is.”— Tavi Gevinson (via queerintersectional)
“The thing with the War on Drugs is it tries to deal with a health problem as if it was a legal problem. Addiction is an effect of human unhappiness and human suffering. When people are distressed, they want to soothe their distress. When people are in pain, they want to soothe their pain. So the real question is, not “Why the addiction?” but “Why the pain?””—Dr. Gabor Maté in The House I Live In (via amelancholybaby)
“When the sadness comes, don’t welcome it in.
Let it stand outside your door all night in the pouring rain and
don’t pay attention to the rapid knocking.
After a while, it will stop
but its presence will continue to be a welcome mat
outside your front door.
Start wiping your feet on its chest,
start wringing it out in the dirt,
start using the back door instead.
When the sadness comes, tell it to leave.
Hold its bones in the palms of your hands
and say, ‘You do not belong here.’”—Advice For Sixteen Year Old Girls with Blue Hair or Things Your Mother Never Taught You (via bitchtopiamag)