"I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me."
— Joshua Graham (via sunshine-and-liberty)

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"At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who disappoints you or what makes you mad. As long as you keep in mind the promises you’ve made to yourself, everything else is inconsequential."

We are all funny beings going about our life doing silly things, which don’t matter in the grand scheme, but we give it such serious importance like our lives depend on it. Something like watching an ant scramble around in circles like it’s on an important mission. But truth is, you can just squash it to death with the swift slam of your hand. And, the end.

"And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you."
— (via naturaleleanor)

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Jonathan Tropper, This Is Where I Leave You

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"I’ve been lonely for a long time now, hoping anyone who I perceive as better than me will scoop me up on a night kite rescue mission and love me so hard that I can finally forget about this feeling left over from all the years my blood was boiling. Dear Gravel, it doesn’t work like that. If anyone ever loves you that hard, hard as you’ve been dreaming, chances are you will not believe them
until you accept yourself."
— Buddy Wakefield, Start (via andreagoldston)

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"I was afraid of being rejected, yes. I was also afraid of being accepted for the wrong reasons."
— Erich Segal, Love Story (via quoted-books)
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"The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything."
— Scott Wood (X) (via luvyourselfsomeesteem)

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