Lorraine Hansberry, To Be Young, Gifted and Black (via larmoyante)
"The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely."
"You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else."
Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar (via larmoyante)
"This is you. Eyes closed, out in the rain. You never thought you’d be doing something like this, you never saw yourself as, I don’t know how you’d describe it… like one of those people who like looking up at the moon, who spend hours gazing at the waves or the sunset or… I guess you know the kind of people I’m talking about. Maybe you don’t. Anyway, you kind of like being like this, fighting the cold, feeling the water seep through your shirt and getting through your skin. And the feel of the ground growing soft beneath your feet. And the smell. And the sound of the rain hitting the leaves. All the things they talked about in the books you haven’t read. This is you, who would have guessed it? You."
My Life Without Me (2003)
"I was prepared, but it still hurt."