"Because you are my friend I would not want to hurt you. Because you are my friend I hurt you more."
- Ernest Hemingway, from Selected Letters 1917 - 1961 (via violentwavesofemotion)
"Monster" is derived from the Latin noun monstrum, "divine portent," itself formed on the root of the verb monere, "to warn." It came to refer to living things of anomalous shape or structure, or to fabulous creatures like the sphinx who were composed of strikingly incongruous parts, because the ancients considered the appearance of such beings to be a sign of some impending supernatural event. Monsters, like angels, functioned as messengers and heralds of the extraordinary. They served to announce impending revelation, saying, in effect, "Pay attention; something of profound importance is happening."
- My Words to Victor Frankenstein: by Susan Stryker (via whatmonstrosity)
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So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.
Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.
- The Staying Philosophy (Everyday Isa)
(Source: everydayisa.wordpress.com, via evolving-flesh)
"I stopped looking for the light. Decided to become it instead."
- Francheska, of 'Hey Fran Hey' (via thatkindofwoman)
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Same place, same month, same jacket, same reason, but two years apart.
I have to say that I love them both, all the sweet and sour bits that made these moments possible. All the pain and joy that made me see that “I am alive inside of here”.
"I felt very lonely when they were all there."
- Ernest Hemingway (via oiseauperdu)
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"You are immortal; you’ve existed for billions of years in different manifestations, because you are life, and life cannot die. You are in the trees, the butterflies, the fish, the air, the moon, the sun. Wherever you go, you are there, waiting for yourself."
- Don Miguel Ruiz (via cosmofilius)
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