I call that man awake who, with conscious knowledge and understanding, can perceive the deep unreasoning powers in his soul, his whole innermost strength, desire and weakness, and knows how to reckon with himself.
You’ve become so damaged that when someone tries to give you what you deserve, you have no fucking idea how to respond.
It doesn’t hurt to lose dead skin
that was once a part of you.
It shouldn’t hurt
to lose people
who are now nothing
but dead weights,
even if they were
once a part of you.
When somebody doubts your abilities you have two choices. You can hang your head down low and believe them; or hold your head up high and believe in yourself.
Throw roses into the abyss and say: ‘here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me alive.’
Can I call you? I miss the sound of your voice.
A thousand disappointments in the past cannot equal the power of one positive action right now. Go ahead & go for it.
And I realized that when people say “It’s a joke, don’t take it so seriously,” they’re really telling you that they see nothing wrong with what they said and they’re not going to apologize for it.
They aren’t saying “I’m a witty person with a cynical view of the world,” they’re saying, “It’s your fault I made you uncomfortable because you let yourself be angered by something offensive I said. I take no responsibility for this.”