“But sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes we are sad but we don’t really know we are sad. So we say we aren’t sad. But really we are.”—Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (via daisydandelions)
Explain your struggle to me. I want to understand.
if you want to understand you’d have to come off anon, it’s a long story. the short version is emotional abuse led to a great deal of personality flaws which led to depression and anxiety which led to suicide ideation.
“He spoke of human solitude, about the intrinsic loneliness of a sophisticated mind, one that is capable of reason and poetry but which grasps at straws when it comes to understanding another, a mind aware of the impossibility of absolute understanding. The difficulty of having a mind that understands that it will always be misunderstood.”—Nicole Krauss (via troubled)
The Affordable Care Act, including its individual mandate that virtually all Americans buy health insurance, is constitutional. There were not five votes to uphold it on the ground that Congress could use its power to regulate commerce between the states to require…
“I don’t know who I am anymore
Not once in life have I been real
But i’ve never felt this close before.
I’ve been looking in your window, I’ve been dressing in your clothes
I’ve been walking dead, watching you
long enough to know I can’t go on.”—Flyleaf-This Close
“I want a soulmate who can sit me down, shut me up, tell me ten things I don’t already know, and make me laugh. I don’t care what you look like, just turn me on. And if you can do that, I will follow you on bloody stumps through the snow. I will nibble your mukluks with my own teeth. I will do your windows. I will care about your feelings. Just have something in there.”—Henry Rollins (via alexandra-angeline)
“I am passionate about everything in my life -first and foremost, passionate about ideas. And that’s a dangerous person to be in this society, not just because I’m a woman, but because it’s such a fundamentally anti-intellectual, anti-critical thinking society.”—bell hooks (via theangryblackwoman)
“My pain is so deep that it never had a cause nor does it lack a cause now. What could have been its cause? Where is that thing so important that it might stop being its cause? Its cause is nothing; nothing could have stopped being its cause.”—Notebooks, Cesar Vallejo (via fuckyeahexistentialism)
“If I listen to the voices inside my head, I may end up in prison, mental institution or prostitution. Writing always saves me from all of these miserable possibilities though.”—Meari’s Inner Demons Jailed in Papers. (via meariwrites)