I will spend the better part
of this dance
loving you the wrong way.
Building cathedrals
on your shoulders,
making porcelain of your jawline.
Idolatry is my way of saying
that the angels are still proud
of the tricks they pulled
to sculpt you. You have
dying lungs
and in the morning,
you smell like soil,
and you have taught me
how to stomach addiction
like it is just a promise,
just a diamond rimmed habit.
I will spend the better part
of this dance not realizing
I am better than worship,
not realizing I would like to learn
how first to sew chapels
and monuments into my own skin,
staple stainglass windows to my peripheral
as reminders to love myself
and let myself keep myself,
before you.

— May I Have This Dance, May I Forget it Afterwards? | Ramna Safeer (via inkywings)

(via inlovewmydoubt)

I never gave up because there was nothing else I could do or wanted to do, not because I have some incredible will of steel. I just didn’t know what else I could possibly do. And maybe the misfits like me do better because we can’t marry for money and be a sweet wife at the door at the end of the day; we can’t become a terrific secretary; we can’t sell anything but our dream of being an actress; we can’t write or edit or search the world for those who can. We can’t do a damn thing but wait for someone to write a part that speaks to us. It’s not so much refusing to give up as just sidling along and repeatedly trying, repeatedly failing, until you get a break. And maybe I kept at it because I really wanted to piss off all those people who told me I wouldn’t make it. And maybe I kept at it because I wanted to honor the kid who dreamed all this up. I don’t know, but I kept at it. However you can manage it, keep at it.

— Maureen Stapleton

God is necessary, and therefore must exist."
“Well, that’s wonderful.”
“But I know that he does not and cannot exist.”
“That’s more like it.”
“Don’t you understand that a man with these two thoughts cannot go on living?

— Fyodor Dostoevsky, Demons (via blacktout)

(via fuckyeahexistentialism)

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.

— Hunter S. Thompson (via observando)

inthisroomquotes:

Dr. Seuss “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” quote typed on a 1961 Olympia typewriter on vintage wooden ornament
Buy Me!

inthisroomquotes:

Dr. Seuss “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” quote typed on a 1961 Olympia typewriter on vintage wooden ornament

Buy Me!

Everyone has a weakness and how humans can live with devoting time to rubbing salt in and on another, she will never know.

— Jill McCorkle, Life After Life (via distantheartbeats)

Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.

— Alejandro Jodorowsky (via oncewild)

(Source: hellanne, via theboyyouveknown)

Go all the way with it. Do not back off. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters.

— Ernest Hemingway (via fauxs)

(Source: violentwavesofemotion, via brittwytt)

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