The difference between faith and superstition is that the first uses reason to go as far as it can, and then makes the jump; the second shuns reason entirely — which is why superstition is not the ally, but the enemy, of true religion.
— Sydney J. Harris (via observando)
Femininity in general is seen as frivolous. People often say feminine people are doing “the most”, meaning that to don a dress, heels, lipstick, and big hair is artifice, fake, and a distraction. But I knew even as a teenager that my femininity was more than just adornments; they were extensions of me, enabling me to express myself and my identity. My body, my clothes, and my makeup are on purpose, just as I am on purpose.
— Janet Mock, Redefining Realness (via lustambitions)
I forgave everybody, I gave up, I got drunk.
— Jack Kerouac, On the Road (via thegirlwiththelittlecurl)
When I first met you, I felt a kind of contradiction in you. You’re seeking something, but at the same time, you are running away for all you’re worth.
— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via larmoyante)