'If someone can be kicked out of school for copying a paper, a person should be kicked out of school for raping another human being.'
— Wagatwe Wanjuki, UVM Dismantling Rape Culture Conference 2014
the goal is to love myself so much it offends other people
'I am not happy. I am not unhappy. I am frozen somewhere in the middle that is so much worse. I am nowhere. Nothing is happening and I am getting more and more sad.'
— Samantha Schutz, I Don’t Want to be Crazy
'But even so, every now and then I would feel a violent stab of loneliness. The very water I drink, the very air I breathe, would feel like long, sharp needles. The pages of a book in my hands would take on the threatening metallic gleam of razor blades. I could hear the roots of loneliness creeping through me when the world was hushed at four o’clock in the morning.'
— Haruki Murakami,The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (via sad-plath
'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.'
Jess C. Scott, The Intern
'My soul is a hidden orchestra; I know not what instruments, what fiddle strings and harps, drums and tambourines I sound and clash inside myself. All I hear is the symphony.'
— Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet