“Science can teach us, and I think our own hearts can teach us, no longer to look around for imaginary supports, no longer to invent allies in the sky, but rather to look to our own efforts to make this world a fit place to live in.”—Bertrand Russell (via whats-out-there)
“Of course I’m fine.
My insides are not made of kindling,
keep striking matches beside me,
I’m not scared.
I don’t fall asleep practicing apologies.
No, I’m not wilting.
I haven’t been to class
because I keep forgetting to set my alarm.
I’ve been eating my meals in my room
because I have a lot of work these days.
No, that wasn’t sobbing you heard.
No, that wasn’t me by the toilet last night.
That’s not a collection,
I buy the bottles because I like how flowers look in them,
I don’t even drink the alcohol.
Yes, it feels good,
I’m only wincing because of the moonlight.
No, I don’t think about him anymore.”—Lies I Told After We Broke Up | Lora Mathis (via lora-mathis)
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”—Neil Gaiman (via observando)