"She felt everything too deeply, it was like the world was too much for her."

Joyce Maynard, Labor Day (via bananas-ooo)

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"Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them."

Samuel Butler (via observando)

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"The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too."

Ernest Hemingway, Men Without Women (via justechoesoffthewall)

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"Because alcohol tastes better than tears."

Six Word Story (via icekq)

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eiffeled:

A person’s tumblr tells a lot about them. It shows what kind of images they see in their head, who they love, who they hate, even what they think about other people.

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"she was tired of being tired"

a six word story ( prab )

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Imagine this:
Instead of waiting in her tower, Rapunzel slices off her long, golden hair with a carving knife, and then uses it to climb down to freedom.
Just as she’s about to take the poison apple, Snow White sees the familiar wicked glow in the old lady’s eyes, and slashes the evil queen’s throat with a pair of sewing scissors.
Cinderella refuses everything but the glass slippers from her fairy godmother, crushes her stepmother’s windpipe under her heel, and the Prince falls madly in love with the mysterious girl who dons rags and blood-stained slippers.

Imagine this:
Persephone goes adventuring with weapons hidden under her dress.
Persephone climbs into the gaping chasm.
Or, Persephone uses her hands to carve a hole down to hell.
In none of these versions is Persephone’s body violated unless she asks Hades to hold her down with his horse-whips.
Not once does she hold out on eating the pomegranate, instead biting into it eagerly and relishing the juice running down her chin, staining it red.
In some of the stories, Hades never appears and Persephone rules the underworld with a crown of her own making.
In all of them, it is widely known that the name Persephone means Bringer of Destruction.

Imagine this:
Red Riding Hood marches from her grandmother’s house with a bloody wolf pelt.
Medusa rights the wrongs that have been done to her.
Eurydice breaks every muscle in her arms climbing out of the land of the dead.

Imagine this:
Girls are allowed to think dark thoughts, and be dark things.

Imagine this:
Instead of the dragon, it’s the princess with claws and fiery breath
who smashes her way from the confines of her castle
and swallows men whole.

"

'Reinventing Rescuing,' theappleppielifestyle. (via theappleppielifestyle)

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sodomymcscurvylegs:

The cognitive dissonance caused by a society that tells its children to “follow their dreams” through messages in films, literature, etc. and then punishes them for not choosing safe, money making careers in adulthood is fascinating, to say the least.

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"One of the most amazing things that can happen is finding someone who sees everything you are and won’t let you be anything less. They see the potential of you. They see endless possibilities. And through their eyes, you start to see yourself the same way. As someone who matters. As someone who can make a difference in this world.
If you’re lucky enough to find this person, never let them go."

Susane Colasanti, So Much Closer (via quotethat)

"I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore."

Marguerite Duras, from Hiroshima, Mon Amour (via fathomage)

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