1. "Self-control is the highest virtue, and wisdom is to speak truth and consciously to act according to nature."
    — Heraclitus of Ephesus (via liberatingreality)

  2. "Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past"
    — Steve Maraboli (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
  4. (Source: adamrexx)


  5. "

    To the boy who called me frigid:
    Sexuality is a fluid thing. It is not a competition.
    It is not a race. You may be ready. You may be
    making a wooden house amongst the tree tops
    whilst I stay lingering at the roots, uncertain.
    This does not mean you can belittle me for your own
    sexual gratification. This is not my fault.

    To the friend who put his arm around me
    without my consent: Stop. Stop. Stop.
    Do not test me.
    My trust does not bend, it only snaps.
    I am not your experiment.
    I do not owe you my mind, my body, my attention.
    Don’t try and hold my hand.
    I would rather kiss a frog than you.
    Consent requires a firm yes.
    That word never left my lips.

    To the man who sat too close on the bus:
    Don’t ask me how my day has been.
    I have the sharpest of claws. Watch me use them.

    Every time I heard a car honk on the street I
    used to feel like a piece of rubbish to discard.
    So violated and small.
    Now I rise like a phoenix above the cat calls.

    Next time someone makes an unwanted advance,
    I will collect the wolf whistles, the arm pinches,
    the unwelcome stares,
    use them as fuel to gather the gasoline,
    douse it all over you,
    and set it alight.
    Watch me.

    — contramonte, “No” (via contramonte)

    (via definitelydope)


  6. theonlymagicleftisart:

    Listen to: Hello by Laurence

    "Melancholic Ambient Folk Pop pulling you into the ether of nostalgic existence. It’s chorus of jingling bells, Youth Lagoon lo-fi vocals manage to tug on your heart strings and pull them out of your body and hang them in the stars. "

    You can also follow us on bandcamp to view our entire collection of hidden gems: http://bandcamp.com/theonlymagicleftisart

  7. graphicsmetropolis:

    The Fighter

    Portraits of my buddy Nick Sabatalo

    (via a-magnum-opus)


  8. "People who have only good experiences aren’t very interesting. They may be content, and happy after a fashion, but they aren’t very deep."
    — Peter Cameron (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
  10. (Source: nueer, via madeofstarlight)