Didactic Monster
And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.
- John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via jesseharding)

Currently reading: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Introverts, man. We’re weird sometimes. Like, “I love you, but I need to go over here by myself right now.”
- ksumnersmith  (via fantasiawandering)

I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’
- Toni Morrison (via medievalpoc)

Currently reading: Chasing the Light by Mark Allister
Currently reading: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Taft thinks about his wife the least because in a way she stays outside his thinking. She is a fact, as much as his own life is a fact.
- Taft by Ann Patchett

It was not the feeling of completeness I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty.
- Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated  (via adkruk)

(Source: larmoyante)

Do you know how, most days, it’s the little things that kill you?
- Rachel McKibbens, from “The Bra” (via the-final-sentence)


“The cure for anything is salt water - tears, sweat, or the sea.” Isak Dinesen, Seven Gothic Tales


fun fact: asexual awareness week is abbreviated aaw because all asexuals are cute

The right kind of love.