The Mocha Brown Affair

"You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your creative muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories – science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world."

- Ray Bradbury (via spinals)

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Sep 12

"Love takes your ideas, your desires, and your actions and welds them together is one experience and one living reality which is a new you."

- All About Love by Bell Hooks (via lovepassiton)

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Sep 12

"When men say that they “love to see the woman underneath the makeup,” they’re not saying they want to see your leg stubble and greasy bangs—they’re saying they want you to be better at hiding your maintenance routine. Because the maintenance spoils the fantasy."

- Lindy West  (via chubby-bunnies)

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Sep 12

"What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful."

- Brené Brown (via unconditionedconsciousness)

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Sep 12

"Love needs to be present in every black female’s life, in all of our houses. It is the absence of love that has made it difficult for us to stay alive or, if alive, to live fully. When we love ourselves we want to live fully. Whenever people talk about black women’s lives the emphasis is rarely on transforming society so that we can live fully, it is almost always about applauding how well we have “survived” despite harsh circumstances or how we can survive in the future. When we love ourselves, we know that we must do more than survive. We must have the means to live fully. To live fully, black women can no longer deny our need to know love."

- bell hooks in Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery (103)

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Sep 12

"If you have the ability to love, love yourself first."

- Charles Bukowski (via fourteendrawings)

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Sep 12

"Why do you put your self-esteem in the hands of complete strangers?"

- Helena Bonham Carter (via kimono)

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Sep 12

"The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you."

- ― Bette Midler (via psych-quotes)

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Sep 12

"You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence."

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Octavia E. Butler (via wordpainting)

Here’s that quote I was talking about.

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Sep 12

"Yes. I fall in love with myself, and I want someone to share it with me. I want someone to share me with me."

- Eartha Kitt (1927-2008)

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