Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness
"Take a moment to acknowledge just how much progress you have made.”
— mhconsumer (via mhconsumer)
"I don’t know how long I’ve been sitting in silence but I can hear your voice running through my veins and my scars screaming to be reopened, it’s loud but the air is empty and it scares the fuck out of me.”
— (via im-only-a-whisper)
"I’m not fascinated by people who smile all the time. What I find interesting is the way people look when they are lost in thought, when their face becomes angry or serious, when they bite their lip, the way they glance, the way they look down when they walk, when they are alone and smoking a cigarette, when they smirk, the way they half smile, the way they try and hold back tears, the way when their face says they want to say something but can’t, the way they look at someone they want or love… I love the way people look when they do these things. It’s… beautiful.”
— Clemence Poesy  (via themilkywhiteway)
"We must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, the philosophy which produced the murderers.”
— Martin Luther King Jr. (1963)
"Before I die, I want to be somebody’s favorite hiding place, the place they can put everything they know they need to survive, every secret, every solitude, every nervous prayer, and be absolutely certain I will keep it safe. I will keep it safe.”
— Andrea Gibson, Bone Burying (via cybergirlfriend)
"When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”
— Wayne Dy (via vedere-paul)
"And I think the first sign you notice when you begin to gain feelings towards a person, is just how easily you get jealous when they give others the attention which you crave.”

(via girlssogay)

Not just when you begin to have feelings.

(via nomoreneedtofakeit)

"And I don’t believe in such a thing as “happily ever after”. There’s only happily every now and then. I find the hardest trick is to recognize the now-and-thens, and to bask in them when they come. Happiness is a choice we make, like how to wear our hair, or having coffee with breakfast and tea at night.”
— Cindy Bonner (via observando)