"Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people."
Andre Dubus (via drupes)
"You do not know her, but she has a soul of steel. She has the face of the most beautiful of women, and the mind of the most resolute of men."
Arthur Conan Doyle, A Scandal in Bohemia (via winonahawkinshasmoved)
"You don’t have to think about love; you either feel it or you don’t."
Laura Esquivel, Como agua para chocolate (Like Water For Chocolate)
"Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out - I don’t care what you’ll do; but stay scared as hell. You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself."
"I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt."
Maya Angelou (via wearebarebones)
"I am so in love with you that there isn’t anything else."
Ernest Hemingway (via hellanne)
Oh I have sown my love so wide
That he will find it everywhere;
It will awake him in the night,
It will enfold him in the air.
I set my shadow in his sight
And I have winged it with desire,
That it may be a cloud by day
And in the night a shaft of fire.
— Sara Teasdale
WHATEVER EARRINGS (spotted at Buffalo Exchange).