"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash."
Leonard Cohen (via rabbittongue)
telling someone they can’t be sad because others have it worse is like telling someone they can’t be happy because others have it better
Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.
"People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway."
Kent M. Keith (via readwelltraveloften)
"I can’t believe my good fortune. I’m so grateful to be a Black woman. I would be so jealous if I were anything else."
Maya Angelou. (via caliphorniaqueen)
You are so beautiful
"I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand under the weight."
Malcolm X | The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1964)
female privilege is feeling unsafe literally everywhere you go and men getting personally offended by you feeling unsafe
if ur gonna talk shit about me behind my back at least look at my great ass
"I learned that people can easily forget that others are human."
"Prisoner" from the Stanford Prison Experiment (1971)