Oh god damn it kid, you’re a teenager, stop worrying about every little detail, it will fuck you up, I swear it to you. You’re young, really young and by no means do I want you to screw up your life and by all means do I want you to start living it. I know you get shy sometimes, I get that but for christ sakes, you are going to need to start putting yourself out there, because I know you want to be happy. I am going to need you to not be afraid to kiss a boy and stare at him dead in the eye at one a.m blurting out feelings you have only shared on pieces of paper for months on end, I’m going to need you to stop turning down offers to go outside of your house; I know your bed is comfortable and your sheets keep you warm but the world is much more meaningful outside your door. I am going to need you to know you’re wonderful with everything you do, I am going to need you to not process every sentence you say, just go ahead and say things you think. People want to hear what you think. I am going to need you to be happy again, this is your life. God damn it kid, you’re a teenager.
— BP (via expeditum)

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 Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your own nervous system.
— George Orwell, 1984

 Heut’ Nacht panisch aufgewacht, zum Bahnhof gerannt, nachgedacht.
— abgrundtiefeseele, 03:10 Uhr am 04.04.2014 (via abgrundtiefeseele)

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 I know that there’s a point I’ve missed,
A shrine or stone I haven’t kissed,
A scar that never graced my wrist,
A mirror that hasn’t met my fist—
But I can’t help feeling like I’m
Due for a miracle,
I’m waiting for a sign.
And I’ll stare straight into the sun
And I won’t close my eyes
Till I understand or go blind.
— Thrice, Stare at the Sun

 There was actually nothing beautiful or poetic about it. You shattered my fucking heart.
— Unknown (via these-greatexpectations)

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 It is not that I am scared to learn
Why I’m empty inside.
Hold my hand or show some concern
If I live or die.
My eyes are open wide,
Help me look inside.
— Blue October, Black Orchid (via systematicapathy)

 It’s something amazing to feel that for the first time someone is seeing you as you really are, not as they wish you, or you wish yourself, to be.
— Nicole Krauss, Great House (via millionen)

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 Even the plan that was practicable, suicide, they had no intention of carrying out. To hang on from day to day and from week to week, spinning out a present that had no future, seemed an unconquerable instinct, just as one’s lungs will always draw the next breath so long as there is air available.
— George Orwell, 1984


So, maybe we’re the
generation of the selfie,
but we’re also the generation
that grew up in a tainted,
Photoshopped world
with every impossible beauty standard
shoved down our throat
through a tube
because eating has become
a guilty pleasure
and condemning beauty ideals
won’t go straight to our thighs.

And if, by chance,
we are able to destroy the
demons that you’ve planted
inside of us with your
constant advertisements and rules
that play behind our eyelids and
take root in our brains,
then let us take our fucking pictures
and capture that moment when
we felt beautiful because all this world
has taught us is that
our beauty is the greatest
measure of our worth.

Scoff at our phones all you like,
these delicate extensions of
our fingers, but know that
through this technology
that you couldn’t even
begin to understand,
we have smudged the entire
world with our fingerprints.
We are the generation of knowledge,
and we are learning more than
any that came before us.
So, frown at my typing fingers;
I am using them to grasp power
by the throat.

Try to invalidate us,
but we’ve heard our
parents talking about
the world’s crashing and burning
since we had sprung from the womb.
We know you’ve fucked up,
and we’re angry about it-
the kind of anger that
fuels knowledge,
that I feel in my veins every time
I read the news from my phone
before school,
that sticks in my throat like honey
in a debate;
the kind of anger that simmers,
that sharpens teeth into daggers,
that makes this generation more dangerous
than you could have ever imagined.

We are the generation of change,
and goddammit, we’re coming.

— Emily Palermo, An Open Letter to the Men Who Told Me to Stay Out of Adult Conversations (via starredsoul)

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 It was bliss, it was eternity.
— George Orwell, 1984

 I didn’t tell them about women that have their bodies claimed like new worlds, or men who punch walls and wear their bruised knuckles like honor badges for all the tears they haven’t cried because they were raised to be soldiers, and soldiers do not cry.
— Donna-Marie Riley, Exhibit X (via larmoyante)

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 As one lamp serves to dispel a thousand years of darkness, so one flash of wisdom destroys ten thousand years of ignorance.
— Hui-Neng (via thecalminside)

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