if you want a nice body, go get it. if you want to become a lawyer, study your ass off. if you want nice hair, pick a style and get it done. stop being afraid and motivate yourself. find yourself. find your happiness, because it’s out there waiting for you.

If you’re ever with a girl who is too good for you, marry her.   

Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone - and finding that that’s ok with them.

My talents include being able to identify every one of the 5000 songs on my iPod by the first chord and eating more than the rest of my family combined

Humor. Skill. Wit. Sex appeal. That order.

Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.

Feelings come and feelings go. There is no need to fear them and no need to crave them. Be open to your feelings and experience them while they are here. Then be open to the feelings that will come next. Your feelings are a part of your experience. Yet no mere feeling, however intense it may seem, is your permanent reality.

Don’t waste sunsets with people who will be gone by sunrise.

Claim her, love her, fuck her, spoil her, be faithful to her, trust her and she will remain yours.

everything good makes you fat an addict or broke

Don’t let the mixed signals fool you. Indecision is a decision.

All I wanted was to receive the love I gave.

I fall in love with people’s passion. The way their eyes light up when they talk about the thing they love and the way they fill with light.

Hope is not a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky. It is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency. Hope should shove you out the door, because it will take everything you have to steer the future away from endless war, from the annihilation of the earth’s treasures and the grinding down of the poor and marginal… To hope is to give yourself to the future - and that commitment to the future is what makes the present inhabitable.

Grab your coat, leave a note, and run away with me.

1. There’s a reason schools teach Shakespeare instead of John Green; you make your own life, it’s not written in the stars, waiting to start until you find that person with the perfect smile
2. People are a hell of a lot smart than you think. Shut your mouth, stop thinking you know everything, and listen.
3. Getting close and being vulnerable is scary as hell, But you know what else it is? Worth it.
4. Reason really is the doctor to love.
5. The moment you feel your happiness being dictated by another person, take a break from them.
6. Take a step back and look around, you have more friends than you think.
7. Growing up is going to happen and it’s going to be tough. Just stay close to those around you, you’re all in it together.
8. If you’re still checking their Facebook/Instagram/tumblr, you’re never going to get over them.
9. Everything seems worse in the morning. Don’t fall for it, it’s deceiving.
10. No need to be so intense all the time. People get tired of swimming in the deep end, sometimes they need a break in the shallow part of the pool.
11. Stop avoiding everything. Get out of bed, get dressed, go to school, go to work. It sucks at first but it’s part of the healing process.
12. If the person makes you feel like shit and you still go back to them, it’s an abusive relationship.
13. Headphones are great, but listen to music aloud every once in a while. Sometimes you need to scream a song so everyone can hear you.
14. Boundaries are a must.
15. You can be a caring person, but you need to be happy with yourself before you try to make others happy.
16. Try and understand other’s intentions and situation before you get angry with them.
17. Tough love is necessary sometimes.
18. You can’t fix people no matter how hard you try. Get this engrained in your mind.
19. Surround yourself with people who will love and support you.
20. Loneliness is lethal and makes you have a distorted view of things.
21. No one hates you more than you hate yourself. Stop being your own enemy.
22. Someone can only hurt your feelings if you allow them to.
23. Getting your shit back in order is five times as hard as it is to mess it all up.
24. Listen to your parent’s advice.
25. Be open to anything and everything. Life isn’t fun when you’re a closed book.
26. Talking about your problems is great, but there comes a point when talking about it becomes dwelling on the past and it drains everyone around you. Know when you’ve hit this point.
27. A lot of people don’t like their shit showing. More people than you know are going through hard times.
28. Distract yourself.
29. Don’t be so easily swayed, a lot of claims out there are not true.
30. Some seasons of your life are harder than others. This too shall pass.

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.

If they don’t need you, it’s okay, you do not live for other people.

You know how boys complain about being “friendzoned”? Well we experience this totally legit thing called being fuckzoned. It’s when boys want to have sex with you, but they never seem all that interested in getting to know you.

There’s a special place in my heart for the ones who were with me at my lowest and still loved me when I wasn’t very loveable.

Not everyone is okay with living like an open wound. But the thing about open wounds is that, well, you aren’t ignoring it. You’re healing; the fresh air can get to it. It’s honest. You aren’t hiding who you are. You aren’t rotting. People can give you advice on how to heal without scarring badly. But on the other hand there are some people who’ll feel uncomfortable around you. Some will even point and laugh. But we all have wounds.

1. Take a chance and talk to them.
2. Never make assumptions about what other people are feeling.
3. If you can’t cry, then run until your lungs burst, or write until you feel something.
4. People leave. It’s as inevitable as the change of the seasons, but don’t let it define you.
5. Cigarettes are not meal replacements.
6. Destruction is lovely, but nothing is more beautiful than creation.
7. Don’t compare your intelligence to others’; it’s something too abstract to be measured.
8. Being happy and not afraid to die is a dangerous combination. 
9. There’s something to be said for anonymity, but don’t lose sight of yourself. 

Sometimes the best thing for the other person is to let them live their life without you. 
10. Don’t be the other woman. You deserve to be with someone who will respect you enough to be with only you.
11. Never be pressured into doing something sexual.
12. Don’t call yourself a slut or a whore, because it makes it okay for other people to call you that and that is NOT okay.
13, Feel free to fall, but always be prepared to catch yourself. 
14. Jealousy will eat you alive. Don’t be jealous of other people’s relationships - there are always flaws you can’t see. 

A woman should never invest herself in the type of relationship she wouldn’t want to see her own daughter in or commit herself to a man with qualities and values she wouldn’t want her own son to possess. Amen

I need to get a real job so I can stop crying over expensive lingerie and start crying in expensive lingerie

i want to make a boy nervous i want to make a boy go to his friends and ask them for advice about what he should text me back 

the devil wears prada is a lie, i’m literally just wearing a white tee

What I have with you, I don’t want with anyone else

 …and I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong, to find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions, with nothing to help you but your hands and your own head.

 February is the shortest month of the year, so if you are having a miserable month, try to schedule it for February. 

goals for 2014
  • get hella fit
  • improve art
  • eat healthier
  • do well in school
  • give less fucks
  • get rich
Don’t touch what you can’t afford aka me

i have no interest in small talk tell me about ur childhood and what ur parents are like and how many siblings u have and if u are afraid of death or if u believe in an afterlife and what ur favorite movie is and if u like romantic comedies or horror movies or action movies and what kind of music u like and why and tell me the bands or artists u loved in middle school but are too ashamed to admit to anyone else

In social issues class today our professor held up a black book and was like “this book is red” and we were all “no” and he said “yes it is” and we were just all “that’s not right” and he turned it around and the back cover was red and he said “Don’t tell somebody they’re wrong until you’ve seen things from their point of view” 
that speaks to me 

Don’t trust charming. Why? Because the boy who can talk all the right words knows it too well. Things like boys and love aren’t meant to be practiced like that, it should be a bit awkward- it should be raw.

My father used to say, “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.

a homeless guy just said to me “do you tell jokes to make people laugh or to make people think you’re funny” and that is the most profound shit ive ever experienced

Can I please just graduate already so I can leave this stupid state and find somewhere rad to live and find a nice guy I can call my own and have all the plants I want? Please oh please

I’m going to tell you what a demon once told me: It is okay to want your own happiness. It’s okay to care about yourself the most. It’s okay to do what’s healthy for YOU. When someone hits you, it’s okay to hit back and then ask them what the hell they expected. It’s okay. You are not obligated to sit there and smile and swallow every bit of shit everyone heaps on you. You are more than furniture, you’re more than window dressing, you’re not their shiny toy. You’re human, and you have the right to say “That was shitty of you”. You have a right to say “Let me feed that back to you; tell me, how does it taste?” You have a right to protest your own mistreatment and set boundaries for respectful interactions. The rest of the world doesn’t realize you have this right, and they will act offended and appalled when you exercise it, but it is yours.

Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy

What I hate is ignorance, smallness of imagination, the eye that sees no farther than its own lashes. All things are possible. Who you are is limited only by who you think you are

I only trust the people who have felt a little bit crazy because they know that dark, hollow ache of nothingness that comes with not wanting to exist, and still: they exist. Aching, burdened, saddened, boldly, brilliantly, and defiantly, they exist. The people who have felt a little bit crazy are the most beautiful because they have experienced a piece of the white-hot intensity of being happy and sad at the same time and not quite knowing what that means. 

Don’t start an argument with a girl because they all have 45020194 GB memories and will bring up something you did at 14:23PM on 23/04/2007

Girls work on their looks, not their minds, because they know boys are stupid, not blind.

9 out of 10 dentists recommend following my blog not just for a brigther smile but for a brighter future

Imagine all the wonderful things that will never happen if you don’t do them.

Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.

It’s exciting when you find parts of yourself in someone else.

Things didn’t work out because, well, greater things were in the works. It’s so difficult while we’re blind and hurting and don’t know which way is up. But, if you have faith in anything, have faith in the fact that the universe has a beautiful way of straightening things out far better than we ever could. You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will look back in a few years and be absolutely perplexed and awed by how every little thing added up and brought you somewhere wonderful– or where you always wanted to be. You will be grateful that things didn’t work out the way you once wanted them to.

My lips haven’t felt the same since the last time they touched yours.

I will never look at you in the same way ever again. I’ll never be that girl again. The girl who comes running back every time you push her away, the girl who loves you anyway

I need someone who
Sees the fire in my eyes and
wants to play with it.

Nothing smells better than wine, rain & you.

I get jealous
even when people
aren’t mine
because others
are reckless 
with their hearts
and forget to 
be kind

I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.

It’s hard to resist a bad boy who’s a good man.

My thing is, have sex whenever you decide to want to have sex. You want to have sex on the first night, go ahead. You want to have sex after 20 dates, go ahead. You want to never have sex, go ahead. People think that someone’s sexual choices actually coincide with their personality. If all you can think of someone’s worth is whether they want to have sex or not, then the problem is probably you.

daily reminder that the boy you’re in love with at 16 probably won’t matter when you’re 25.
daily reminder that the math test you failed your freshman year of high school probably won’t matter when you’re graduating college.
daily reminder that the problems you’re facing today may seem like the worlds end, but they will not matter in a year.
daily reminder that you’re going to be okay.
everything is going to be okay.

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Don’t let small minds persuade you that your dreams are too big.

15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

I dreamt of kissing you;
I woke up missing you.

Rule # 12: Only three types of people tell the truth: kids, drunk people, and anyone who is pissed the fuck off.

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

i want to sit on a kitchen counter in my underwear at 3 am with you and talk about the universe

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