"The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me."
— Oscar Wilde (via dahlia—noir)
(Source: psych-facts, via dahlia--noir)
"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it"
— Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter (via dahlia—noir)
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I know what I want. I want not to want.
Tonight I realized that one of the most influential friendships of my life is (was) abusive, manipulative, and straight up unhealthy. I feel so stupid for making excuses for you and pouring so much of my energy into our friendship, when all you wanted was a maid, a mother, an ugly best friend to third wheel around with you.
I have to remember a friend should celebrate with me, not send me passive aggressive texts, reminding me of my insecurities and short comings. I have to stop being too proud to walk away from a dead relationship
"The only way for a woman, as for a man, to find herself, to know herself as a person, is by creative work of her own. There is no other way."
— Betty Friedan (via introspectivepoet)
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