I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.

Simone de Beauvoir (via teenager90s)

That someone can want something out of another person who gives absolutely nothing in return astounds me.

Melina Marchetta, On the Jellicoe Road (via reading-is—breathing)


if you miss someone who does not miss you, or who is no good for you, or is unattainable, take all the love you once felt for them and spread it around other places. put your love in worthwhile people and things, turn the romance in to passions for hobbies or admiration for others- enrich your own life. focus on yourself and those who actively make you happy.

Be the person you needed when you were younger.

-Anonymous (the best advice you could ever give someone)  (via indapendent)


Woman speaks out against misogynistic abuse and is met with misogynistic abuse from men who believe misogynistic abuse doesn’t exist and that she should stop making them look bad.