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Barbara Kruger, Advertisements for Myself

"I always wanted to write about normal people doing normal things…because I wasn’t normal, I was out of the game. It was very attractive to me what normal people were doing because I didn’t have that."

- Stuart Murdoch

"I love bookshelves, and stacks of books, spines, typography, and the feel of pages between my fingertips. I love bookmarks, and old bindings, and stars in margins next to beautiful passages. I love exuberant underlinings that recall to me a swoon of language-love from a long-ago reading, something I hoped to remember. I love book plates, and inscriptions in gifts from loved ones, I love author signatures, and I love books sitting around reminding me of them, being present in my life, being. I love books. Not just for what they contain. I love them as objects too, as ever-present reminders of what they contain, and because they are beautiful. They are one of my favorite things in life, really at the tiptop of the list, easily my favorite inanimate things in existence, and … I am just not cottoning on to this idea of making them … not exist anymore. Making them cease to take up space in the world, in my life? No, please do not take away the physical reality of my books."

- Laini  Taylor (via littledallilasbookshelf)

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10425 Venice Boulevard - Los Angeles, May 18, 1997by John Humble

Cesare Pietroiusti

Walking aimlessly through affluent Toronto neighbourhoods on autumn afternoons is so goshdarn pretty I always start feeling like I’m not even supposed to be there.


I was trying, 2014

— Italo Calvino

"I think that for young sad girls on the internet to hear another sad girl their own age being really productive and making songs is a positive influence. Instead of just being depressed, do something with that depression. I hope people hear my songs and realize that writing music is kind of easy. Or that taking your sadness and turning it into a beautiful song is worthwhile."

- 19-year-old singer/songwriter Greta Kline—aka Frankie Cosmos—is our latest Rising act. Read Jenn Pelly’s interview. (via pitchfork)

I can’t share any of the things or places I enjoy with anyone because I get too stressed out that it’ll bore them or they’ll actively dislike it and they’ll end up resenting me for imposing my boring interests and dumb ideas on them.


what’s the deal with the posts i keep seeing that are like “mentally ill people CANNOT HELP being abusive please do not blame them for being abusive since they can’t control it uwu” like i am sympathetic to the idea that mental illness sometimes causes people to behave in hurtful ways but i don’t think that means other people are obligated to put up with it, particularly when those most likely to be targeted by that behavior are other mentally ill people

What bothers me most about that approach is you’re not even helping a mentally ill person by being like that; you’re essentially enabling them to continue behaviour that’s destructive to them. You’re also reinforcing the idea that anyone mentally ill is “out of control” and permanantly beyond receiving assistance and learn to manage their illness more effectively and gain control. You’re locking both of you in perpetual dysfunction by avoiding the problem and making no one genuinely happier. 

Codependency is ultimately incredibly damaging to both people involved in the relationship and isn’t a healthy way of being supportive; a healthy and mutually fulfilling relationship can’t sustain itself on one party sacrificing their personal well-being at all times indefinitely. You can understand why someone is behaving a certain way and without “blaming” them and still not excuse it. You can say that someone needs help beyond what you’re able to provide. Regardless of why someone is being abusive, you’re allowed to say you don’t want to participate in it anymore. None of those things mean you’re a bad or selfish or insensitive person; they mean you care about both of your best interests and want you both to take responsibility for them. 

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aseaofquotes:Paul Schmidtberger, Design Flaws of the Human Condition


I’ve been hungover for ten thousand years why do I like gently poisoning myself


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