Do you remember when we met in Gomorrah? When you were still beardless, and I would oil my hair in the lamp light before seeing you, when we were young, and blushed with youth like bruised fruit. Did we care then what our neighbors did in the dark?
“Tenemos que obligar a la realidad a que responda a nuestros sueños, hay que seguir soñando hasta abolir la falsa frontera entre lo ilusorio y lo tangible, hasta realizarnos y descubrirnos que el paraíso estaba ahí, a la vuelta de todas las esquinas.”—
“There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors.”—Tennessee Williams (via goodbyebird)
“Ever notice how the women in Cosmopolitan magazine so often look like they’re a hair’s breath from an orgasm? This goes for the ads as well as the editorials. Have you ever wondered: hmm, isn’t it sort of weird that a women’s magazine that is itself sold to women and is simultaneously trying to sell things to women should be filled with other women staring out of the pages making the kinds of dull-witted sexyfaces you’d expect them to be making at men whose attentions they were seeking? Why are women being instructed to look at women who are ostensibly looking at invisible men? The magazine is showing you women via the male gaze. The magazine is also training you to see yourself via the male gaze, and to put more currency in how you look to the outside observer, or how you look in a mirror, as opposed to how you look at the world, as a person seeing. The message is that women don’t see; they are only seen. You want a man? You wear these clothes, stand in this posture, make this sexyface: these are the symbols of the straight female. In a heteronormative, male-driven world, this what it means to be beautiful, or at least sexually available.”—Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Breaking the Male Gaze | Fatshionista (via wine-loving-vagabond, curvesahead)
“I don’t know when we’ll see each other again or what the world will be like when we do. We may both have seen many horrible things. But I will think of you every time I need to be reminded that there is beauty and goodness in the world.”—Arthur Golden (via goodbyebird)
“¿Has tenido alguna vez uno de esos momentos en los cuales tu entendimiento da un salto cuántico y entonces ves al mundo de una manera tan diferente que no puedes imaginar cómo fue que no lo percibiste antes? ¿Acaso has tenido unos de esos momentos en los cuales este nuevo entendimiento te hace sentir que habías vivido engañado, dormido o simplemente fuiste estúpido?”—
“Learn to love solitude – to be more alone with yourselves. The problem with young people is their carrying out noisy and aggressive actions not to feel lonely – and this is a sad thing – the individual must learn to be on his own as a child – for this doesn’t mean to be alone: it means not get bored with oneself which is a very dangerous symptom, almost a disease.”—Andrei Tarkovsky (via wine-loving-vagabond)
“In your life, you meet people. Some you never think about again. Some, you wonder what happened to them. There are some that you wonder if they ever think about you. And then there are some you wish you never had to think about again. But you do.”—C.S. Lewis (via animate-me)