"When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior: illogical, weak, vain, empty."
— Stevie Nicks
(Source: bmurguia, via tragicheroines)
"I wrote the story myself. It’s about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it."
— Mae West (via observando)
"I’d like to have money. And I’d like to be a good writer. These two can come together, and I hope they will, but if that’s too adorable, I’d rather have money."
— Dorothy Parker (via leslieseuffert)
"Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out - I don’t care what you’ll do; but stay scared as hell. You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself."
— Albert Camus, from Notebooks, 1951-1959 (via violentwavesofemotion)
"To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it."
— Charlie Chaplin
(Source: childrenofthetao, via hybrid-machine)