"The hardest period in life is one’s twenties. It’s a shame because you’re your most gorgeous, and you’re physically in peak condition. But it’s actually when you’re most insecure and full of self-doubt. When you don’t know what’s going to happen, it’s frightening."
- Helen Mirren, quoted in Esquire’s “What I’ve Learned” (via psych-facts)
"I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange."
- Agent Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks (1990)
(Source: imdb.com, via infinitele)
the older i get
the more i realize the value of privacy
of cultivating your circle and only letting certain people in
you can be open, honest, and real while still understanding not everyone deserves a seat at the table of your life
"Choose your friends because you feel most like yourself around them, because the jokes are easy and you feel like you’re in your best outfit when you’re with them, even though you’re just in a T-shirt. Never love someone whom you think you need to mend – or who makes you feel like you should be mended."
- Caitlin Moran in her article "My Posthumous Tips For My Daughter"
(Don’t worry, Caitlin Moran is not dead or dying, she wrote this as an humorous, thought-provoking essay)
(Source: nprfreshair, via blythebrooklyn)
Years know more than books.
Meaning: Experience is more valuable than academic education."
- Japanese Proverb (via kushandwizdom)
"Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding."
- Bill Bullard (via bodyfluids)
(Source: psych-facts, via blythebrooklyn)
When recovery is not all yoga mats
and tea and avocados, it is work.
It is listening to your body rather
than pretending not to hear her.
It is waking up so hungry, you are
nauseous, but swallowing breakfast
anyways. It is taking an hour to eat a
snack. It is your stomach throwing a
tantrum and telling the acidic voice
in your head she has the wrong address.
Trying to ignore the caloric calculator in my head is like trying to ignore television subtitles.
Every time you asked if I was full, I heard you say fat, and I’m trying, trying so hard not to do that.
This is teaching my body how to forgive.
This is teaching my brain how to apologize."
- EAT, by Blythe Baird (via blythebrooklyn)
"So, when I was a kid, I said to my father, ‘When I grow up, I want to be a poet.’ He said, ‘You can’t have it both ways.’"
- Brendan Constantine [x] (via thisshowisover)
"We can’t selectively numb emotion. Numb the dark and you numb the light."
- Brené Brown, Daring Greatly (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: pureblyss, via blythebrooklyn)