According to Stendhal, the moment one begins to take interest in a person, one no longer sees him or her as they really are, but as it suits one to see them. According to this metaphor, one sees flattering illusions created by a nascent interest; illusions analogous to pretty diamonds hiding a leafless branch of hornbeam, perceived only by the eyes of the one falling in love. Stendhal describes...
Slut-shaming collapses the complexity of another person onto a single dimension....– If You Don’t Respect Sluts, You Don’t Respect Women, Charlie Glickman (via modernmethadone)
I want to leave a mark, but the marks humans leave are too often scars.– John Green (The Fault In Our Stars)
A particular joy takes root when friends gather...
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for...– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Read for yourselves, read for the sake of your inspiration, for the sweet...– Adam Zagajewski, A Defense of Ardor: Essays
Gender essentialism is the assumption that women are naturally like this, while...– Jennifer Kesler, Why there will be no more gender essentialist comments allowed on this site
Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.– Louis L’Amour (Matagorda/The First Fast Draw)
I shall revenge myself in the cruelest way you can imagine. I shall forget it.– John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally...– Timothy Leary
Books can truly change our lives: the lives of those who read them, the lives of...– Lloyd Alexander, Time Cat
I have the deepest affection for intellectual conversations. The ability to just...
There’s two kinds of women—those you write poems about and those you don’t.– Jeffrey McDaniel
Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with...
Bears are a type of boy, the only type that matters. Bears are characterized by their tasteful beards, broad shoulders, husky physique, strong arms, effortless sense of humor, and general aura of coolness. They do not dress too sharply. Their most telling features are their bear eyes: gentle, but piercing and focused. There are three types of bears - brown bears, grizzly bears, and black bears....
I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not...– James Kavanaugh
dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. a state of exhaustion with how shitty people can be to each other, typically causing a countervailing sense of affection for things that are sincere but not judgmental, are unabashedly joyful, or just are.