'Be good to people. Even the shitty ones. Let the assholes be assholes. You’ll sleep better.'
if opposites attract why aren’t i covered in hot people right now
glad that tumblr has started putting random ppls posts on my dashboard, love it, thanks for this exciting new feature, definitely want to see posts from people i dont follow, thats why i didnt follow them
'The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention… A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.'
'Forgive. Forget. Fake it. Chin up. Wear lipstick, make lists, make sure your voicemail isn’t full. Mix protein shakes, send timely thank you notes, sip drinks more slowly, stare at adults’ eyebrows, smile without dimples, develop perfect posture. Be gracious, be kind, eliminate self-pity. Look in the mirror and shift your internal monologue from ‘How do I look?’ to ‘This is my face,’ from ‘What the hell am I doing?’ to ‘This is my life.’ Capitalize your emails, read the news, walk briskly, stay focused, and never, ever let on that you are somewhat lost and sometimes lonely and so completely confused (and would someone please just let me know what it is I’m supposed to do next, where exactly I’m supposed to go–). Just keep going. Go, and do not stop.'
— A Checklist for the Age 19 (Jennifer Schaffer)
'Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.'
'Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.'
'Say it before you run out of time. Say it before it’s too late. Say what you’re feeling. Waiting is a mistake.'
do you ever meet someone and you’re like wow I could write a book about you
why do girls have fake pockets when guys can fit a laptop in theirs
'You need someone who goes out of their way to make it obvious that they want you in their life.'
taking a nap is always so risky like when will I wake up? in thirty minutes? in 2 hours? in 7 years?? no one can be sure