"As adults, we try to develop the character traits that would have rescued our parents."
— Alain de Botton
Tired of tilting at windmills
"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you. When you understand why you dismiss all the other gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
— Stephen Roberts
"Even naked I hold
a suitcase of secrets."
— Lisa Allen Ortiz, The Ventriloquist’s Heart.
"Your lips are all I wanted at midnight."
(Source: connotativewords, via relatable-life-problems)
"We are the girls with anxiety disorders, filled appointment books, five-year plans. We take ourselves very, very seriously. We are the peacemakers, the do-gooders, the givers, the savers. We are on time, overly prepared, well read, and witty, intellectually curious, always moving … We pride ourselves on getting as little sleep as possible and thrive on self-deprivation. We drink coffee, a lot of it. We are on birth control, Prozac, and multivitamins … We are relentless, judgmental with ourselves, and forgiving to others. We never want to be as passive-aggressive are our mothers, never want to marry men as uninspired as our fathers … We are the daughters of the feminists who said, ‘You can be anything,’ and we heard, ‘You have to be everything.’"
— Courtney E. Martin, from Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters.