"You hold him in your arms, a thousand stars in the bones of a man, and nobody could have thought you’d come so close to holding constellations against your skin."
"I was in love with a boy who never felt the same and I was abused by him for a long time but I still feel love for him."
"I’ve always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be."
Dita Von Teese (via wanduring)
ERICA GOLDSON: Graduation speech
Erica Goldson must have had some serious balls to give this speech
This is beautiful.
this is so wonderful
This hit hard. Our education system is desperately in need of fixing.
"I excelled at every subject just for the purpose of excelling, not learning."This 4.0 student last year had full rides to everywhere and still has no clue what he wants to do. I thought that was nuts.
Not something I would typically reblog, but this hits really hard because this is such a real problem that presents itself in so many lives. This was my life in high school and now that I’m in college, I see people pursuing their passions and investing time in what they want to do and having a great time. Then I look at myself and I’m so lost because I don’t know what I want to do. I don’t know what I’m passionate about or what I’m good at because I stuck by the rules and believed this idea that getting good grades and test scores translated to success. And I’m struggling and suffering. The same “studying to get the grade” thing isn’t working for me. Maybe it’s working for other people, but I’m drowning and even though I can swim, my body is failing me. I have no idea what to do and I don’t know how to fix it because I was simply trained to stick by the rules and trained to “do well.” There was always this end goal of having that GPA, getting into that prestigious college, getting into med school, and getting a job that exemplifies “success.” Now I’m lost.
"Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress."
Kiera Cass (via maxonshreaves)
"You know that place between sleep and awake? The place where you can still remember dreaming. That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting."
"I hope there are days when you fall in love with being alive."
Anonymous (via fuckinq)