"This would be hard
for you if you were weak
but you’re not weak."
— Anne Carson, from Autobiography Of Red (via violentwavesofemotion)
"Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’"
Lena Dunham (x)
Why I love her and why you should too.
(Source: mylittlebookofquotes, via artfulbohemian)
"Every relationship after your first relationship is just a different version, but each time we’re trying to make it right."
— Sorry I couldn’t get it right the first time. (via n4ughty-y)
"Einstein invents himself a brother and puts him in a rocketship to prove a point, says Thought Experiment and means Playground, gets into an elevator and begins to fall through space at the speed of falling through space. It feels like acceleration. It looks like the absence of gravity. He’s writing it down on the back of his hand and giggling. Either he’s made a mistake in his math or everyone else in the history of the world is wrong. He gets back into his elevator again and whoops and screams a little. He says Trust me. He says These things take time."
— Richard Siken, from “Ornithopter” (via bhalbers)
"Is that too much to expect? That I would name the stars for you?"
— Richard Siken, Snow and Dirty Rain (via victory-vomit)
"I am tired of being mysterious. You are drinking rum next to the laughing skullheads and I am unhappy because I am dead and I miss you."
— Richard Siken, Unhappy Hour. (via zjhussain)