"What should have shut me down and made me feel ‘less than’ ended up giving me an inflated sense of self."
— Tina Fey, Bossypants (11)
(Source: uchinaguchi, via poemsofthequiet)
"Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement."
— Albert Camus, The Fall (via circumarticulation)
I never realized I was a cardboard box until you flattened me out
and didn’t even bother to put me in the recycle bin.
If you think that I can’t pick myself back up, you’re wrong.
And if you were okay, you wouldn’t give a second glance,
I feel you stinging the small of my back, where you hand could be.
Standing like a woman, proud of what I failed to do, and all I can feel is
guilty for making this hard for you.
Need me, I’ll be lying here rejected and emotionless.
"When you get right down to it, everybody’s having a perfectly lost time of it, and I mean everybody. And the hell of it is, nothing seems to help much.
This philosophy did not sadden him. It did not make him brood.
It made him heartlessly watchful."
— Kurt Vonnegut (via telltheplanets)
"There are cities, like certain women, who annoy you, overwhelm you, and lay bare your soul, and whose scorching contact, scandalous and delightful at the same time, clings to every pore of your body."
— Albert Camus, from Lyrical And Critical Essays (via violentwavesofemotion)