"You get depressed because you know that you’re not what you should be."
- Marilyn Manson
"There is nothing wrong with loving the crap out of everything. Negative people find their walls. So never apologize for your enthusiasm. Never. Ever. Never."
- Ryan Adams
"What I find very attractive, what I find sexual, are people who are unapologetic for who they are and comfortable with themselves. And I think with those two things sexual energy does come out because you’re not hovering or censoring yourself, you’re just being who you are. And being who you are is a very attractive quality in a person. "
- Katherine Moennig (via alexandra-angeline)
"Curvy women are real women. Skinny women are real women. Women who have had boob jobs or lip enhancements or liposuction are still real women. Size 0 may make no sense mathematically, but a woman who wears that size is as real as the one who wears a size 16. What makes us “real” people is not the shape of our flesh but our basic humanity. And we lose our humanity when we judge."
"So often people feel their job is to make people who are hurting feel better. It’s not. Bear witness is a great term for it. To be with them, share their pain with them, and, most all, allow them their feelings, every single one of them, no matter how ugly–that is a true gift that is more priceless than words can say."
- Rachel, Dear Sugar March 2011 (via creatingaquietmind)
"All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair."
- Mitch Albom (The Five People You Meet in Heaven)
"People are just as wonderful as sunsets if I can let them be…when I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, ‘soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner’. I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds."
- Carl Rogers (via illuminatedbeing)