“No mother is ever, completely, a child’s idea of what a mother should be, and I suppose it works the other way around as well. But despite everything, we didn’t do badly by one another, we did as well as most.
I wish she were here so I could tell her I finally knew this.”—Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
“How much of my brain is wilfully my own? How much is not a rubber stamp of what I have read and heard and lived? Sure, I make a sort of synthesis of what I come across, but that is all that differentiates me from another person?”—Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (via thievess)
What You think I said:I hate gays I'm going to shove my religion down your throat you are all sinners I'm such a better person than you "Holier Than Thou" did I mention how I hated gays? You're all going to die as bad people while I stay saintly.
What I meant:I love God and I'm trying to be a good person as best as I can. I don't hate you because you're all my brothers and sisters and the Bible's really nice. Jesus Loves you.
“In my experience, whatever happens clings to us like barnacles on the hull of a ship, slowing us slightly, both uglifying and giving us texture. You can scrape all you want, you can, if you have money, hire someone else to scrape, but the barnacles will come back or at least leave a blemish on the steel.”—Nick Flynn, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (aka Being Flynn)