"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)

youngblackandvegan:

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

(via infinitele)

"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."

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- 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)

"亀の甲より年の功
Years know more than books.
Meaning: Experience is more valuable than academic education."

- Japanese Proverb (via kushandwizdom)

(via blythebrooklyn)

"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)

"EAT

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)

blythebrooklyn:

hillarycalhoun:

This quote has crossed my mind a hundred thousand times over the past few days. It’s insane to think about things in retrospect. I’m happier right now than I have been in so long, and if I would have gotten all the things I begged for over the past months (years?) then I wouldn’t be nestled in the pocket of joy I’m in now. You can never, ever know what will be important to you and it’s a huge mistake to insist that you have life figured out without being open to chance and change. I have been utterly wrong about so many things and it’s cool to be able to own up to that now and finally move forward. Life is really beautiful and it’s pure magic to watch things fall into place the way they’re supposed to.

you are doing great, homegirl. thank you for this!

"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)

(via blythebrooklyn)

"We can’t selectively numb emotion. Numb the dark and you numb the light."

- Brené Brown, Daring Greatly  (via thatkindofwoman)

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