She tapped her chest with her fingertips. “We are born with everything in here; everything we need to be happy and complete. But as soon as things start frightening us, we give away pieces of ourselves to make the fear go away. That’s the deal: you want it to stop scaring you, so you give it a part of yourself. You give away your pride, your dignity, or your courage.
“When all you feel is fear, you do not need dignity. So you do not mind giving it away— at that moment. But you will later. You willl need all those pieces later. By then though they are gone; you cannot ask them for help. — Jonathan Carroll (via browndresswithwhitedots)
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Everything is more complicated than you think. You only see a tenth of what is true. There are a million little strings attached to every choice you make; you can destroy your life every time you choose. But maybe you won’t know for twenty years. And you’ll never ever trace it to its source. And you only get one chance to play it out. Just try and figure out your own divorce. And they say there is no fate, but there is: it’s what you create. Even though the world goes on for eons and eons, you are here for a fraction of a fraction of a second. Most of your time is spent being dead or not yet born. But while alive, you wait in vain, wasting years, for a phone call or a letter or a look from someone or something to make it all right. And it never comes or it seems to but doesn’t really. And so you spend your time in vague regret or vaguer hope for something good to come along. Something to make you feel connected, to make you feel whole, to make you feel loved. — Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York (via mirroir)
(Source: man-of-prose, via mrgregfrancis)
John Franklin Stephens, global ambassador -
An honor indeed.
Statement on Rape and Pregnancy
Walking to work.