Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.
— Charlie Chaplin in a letter to his daughter, Geraldine (via ohmothernature)
‘There are all kinds of courage,’ said Dumbledore, smiling. ‘It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. I therefore award ten points to Mr. Neville Longbottom.’
— I just realized today how much more meaningful this quote is when you remember Dumbledore’s backstory. For years, Albus remained at Gellert Grindelwald’s side even as Grindelwald became more and more corrupt, simply because he was his friend. He turned a blind eye to the immorality of Gellert’s plans. He couldn’t bring himself to stand up to Grindelwald because he didn’t want to jeopardize their friendship. Even as an adult, he didn’t confront Grindelwald until it was nearly too late. Those ten points weren’t awarded to Neville just so Gryffindor would win the house cup. They were awarded because Dumbledore recognized that Neville, at the age of 11, was far braver than the young Albus had ever been. (via cobbledstories)
Your 20’s are your ‘selfish’ years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all the aspects of you. Tinker with shit, travel, explore, love a lot, love a little, and never touch the ground.
Electra Heart is the antithesis of everything that I stand for. And the point of introducing her and building a whole concept around her is that she stands for the corrupt side of American ideology, and basically that’s the corruption of yourself. My worst fear — that’s anyone’s worst fear — is losing myself and becoming a vacuous person. And that happens a lot when you’re very ambitious.
— Marina Diamandis (via halthebubblegumbitch)
Is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealus’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’, or ‘cruel’?
— J. K. Rowling (via words-incarnated)
It’s said it takes seven years
to grow completely new skin cells.
To think, this year I will grow
into a body you never will
— December 21st, 2002, Brett Elizabeth Jenkins (via katylowdee)
It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love.
— Rosemarie Urquico
The blonde hair conveys purity and innocence, while actually being something more sinister. I wanted to play with the idea of the female ideal and identity, and how, when you’re not compatible with someone, you start to become what you think they would like. Essentially I wanted to make a gimmick out of love.
— Marina Diamandis on her new look for Electra Heart
I’m afraid of
a lot of things,
I am afraid of
unraveled by you,
and you finding nothing
you want in here.
I’ve always felt that animals are the purest spirits in the world. They don’t fake or hide their feelings, and they are the most loyal creatures on Earth. And somehow we humans think we’re smarter—what a joke.
— Pink (via wethinkwedream)
Human beings are not mere competitors, and human life is not merely competition. We are collaborators. To be human is to catch the falling person.
— John Green on the metaphor behind crowd-surfing (via words-incarnated)