When I say I'm not drinking tonight but then someone orders me a shot of Jameson
“Ever since puberty, ever since I was 11 or 12, I’ve had cyclical depression. That’s something that has been a defining feature of my life as an adult. It’s manageable. But it’s real. And it doesn’t take away from my joy or my work or my energy, but coping with depression is something that is part of the everyday way that I live and have lived for as long as I can remember. … Depression for me, you can’t distract your way out of it. … When you are depressed, it’s like the rest of the world is the mother ship, and you’re out there on a little pod and your line gets cut and you don’t connect with anything. You sort of disappear. And so it’s not something you can talk-therapy out of. It’s really a chemical thing. You get adrenaline from work, but adrenaline is not a cure.” —
“When they throw the water on the witch, she says, “Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness.” That line inspired my life. I sometimes say it to myself before I go to sleep, like a prayer.” —John Waters describes his favourite scene in The Wizard of Oz (via bohemea)
Hurtin’ a lot lately. Pity party here, pity party there. A lovely pick me up would be prime right about now.
“I learned the hard way that I cannot always count on others to respect my feelings, even if I respect theirs. Being a good person doesn’t guarantee that others will be good people, too. You only have control over yourself and how you choose to be as a person. As for others, you can only choose to accept them or walk away.” —Unknown (via kari-shma)
I think I gave up on Pinterest.
“There are certain people that come into your life, and leave a mark. Their place in your heart is tender, a bruise of longing, a pulse of unfinished business. Just hearing their names pushes and pulls at you in a hundred ways, and when you try to define those hundred ways, describe them even to yourself, words are useless.” —Sara Zarr (via finio)
“Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower (via styleandsubstance)
“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (via serialchillers)
“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” —Franz Kafka (via elle-emeno-pee)
“Find someone who will tremble for your touch, someone whose fingers are a poem.” —Janet Fitch (via beatboxgoesthump)