We do not want to improve ourselves or be bettered, we merely wish to be pitied and encouraged in the course we have chosen.
Albert Camus, The Fall (via unmaiden)
Do you understand how amazing it is to hear that from an adult? Do you know how amazing it is to hear that from anybody? It’s one of the simplest sentences in the world, just four words, but they’re the four hugest words in the world when they’re put together.
You can do it.
Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (via quoted-books)
I go through phases. Somedays I feel like the person I’m supposed to be, and then somedays, I turn into no one at all. There is both me and my silhouette. I hope that on the days you find me and all I am are darkened lines, you still are willing to be near me.
Mary Kate Teske (via larmoyante)
How much of my brain is wilfully my own? How much is not a rubber stamp of what I have read and heard and lived?
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (via lifeinpoetry)
There’s someone in my head but it’s not me
Brain Damage by Pink Floyd (via poetrea)