"if it doesn’t come bursting out of you
in spite of everything,
don’t do it."
- Charles Bukowski, from So You Want To Be A Writer (via violentwavesofemotion)
"You want me to be a tragic backdrop so that you can appear to be illuminated, so that people can say ‘Wow, isn’t he so terribly brave to love a girl who is so obviously sad?’ You think I’ll be the dark sky so you can be the star? I’ll swallow you whole."
- Warsan Shire (via seabois)
"All the hardest, coldest people you meet,
were once as soft as water.
And that’s the tragedy of living."
- Iain S. Thomas  (via safeguards)