“Am I arguing that girls and women shouldn’t be held responsible for their behaviour? Not at all. If a woman drinks to excess, then falls over in the street, loses her wallet and vomits all over her shirt, she has only herself to blame. But rape is not a consequence of getting drunk. It’s a consequence of a man deciding to rape someone.”—Emily Maguire, Princesses & Pornstars: Sex, Power, Identity. (via starsgowaltzing)
“The mind cannot trust the moment; it is always afraid, that’s why it plans. Planning means fear. It is fear that plans, and by planning you miss everything — everything that is beautiful and true, everything that is divine, you miss. Nobody has ever reached God with a plan.”—Osho (via oceanofmind)
“When our lives are difficult we feel as if things will never change. This, in turn, makes it harder for us to take the steps that might create the change we want. When we look back on our lives we see that we’ve had both good times and bad times, and things eventually got better. The passage of time helped, but we also acted in ways that moved us toward a happier place.”—Linda Pincone (via jennaanne01)
“First love is unrequited ultimately because it’s so huge. It’s such an act of giving and it requires so much back that it can never be given back.
It’s just like a… It’s like an atom bomb. It’s like… It’s all the energy of who you are and who you want to be and what you love and what you hope to be explodes, and it is impossible for a single human being to offer that back to you in a mutual way. It would be like matter meeting antimatter. ”—(via fuckyeahstephenfry, bunnymitford) (via thenameofaflower) (via -alligatortears)