"What’s terrible is to pretend that second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don’t need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you’re capable of better."
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook
"I’m independent and strong, but sometimes… just sometimes, it’s nice to be taken care of."
The Mighty Storm
"You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it."
Sarah Dessen, Keeping the Moon
"The short answer to that is no. The long answer is fuck no."
"She is proud, she is struggling with herself; but kind, charming, generous."
Fyodor Dostoevsky, from The Brothers Karamazov
"And a mistake repeated more than once is a decision."
"I want to stop running away from everything.
I want to find something to run toward."
Hannah Harrington, Saving June