- Zadie Smith, from White Teeth (Harnish Hamilton, 2000)
- "The Gift" by Raymond Carver (via thelittlequeerthatcould)
People saying kind, complimentary, friendly things to me that I deeply appreciate but feel too embarrassed and hesitant to respond to and how I end up feeling further embarrassed about how I must seem like a total asshole for not responding or how I responded really awkwardly: A neurotic young girl’s struggle with self-aware overanalysis and clunky memoir titles
- John Geddes (via psych-facts)
I don’t consider myself a “beautiful woman”, but being thought of mostly for how you look and internalizing that — even if you’re conventionally attractive — is a really sad and lonely feeling. It’s awful to be reduced to just one thing, regardless of whether people think of that thing as positive/desirable or negative/undesirable. How someone looks is an important part of who they are and appreciating someone’s appearance isn’t necessarily superficial or objectifying, but there are also other parts of every single person beyond just how they look. It’s such an obvious thing, but I think everyone forgets about that in day to day life sometimes.
- Ancient proverb
Every girl I ever kissed I was thinking of a pro footballer.
Thought u should know.