"My mother used to say to me, ‘You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you.’ And these words played and bothered me, I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume. It was something that I just had to be. And what my mother meant by saying that you can’t eat beauty is that you can’t rely on beauty to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul."

- Lupita Nyong’o  (via tiredestprincess)

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"Kissing a girl on the forehead is one of the sweetest things in the world."

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too-smacked:

condoms are doing it right
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fatimathinks:

shecriestearssoffreedom:

I love more.
I will always love more.
I need to find God again
So for once,
I can feel what it’s like
To be loved more.

Damn, this hit home.

(Source: longlostpoet)

"When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness."

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Malcolm X (via amorestavivo)

This changed me.

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f-reska:

undress-thebarbiee:

Girls Have 3 Types of Panties

  • period panties
  • chillen panties
  • and im about to get me some dick panties

LIFE

"You never text or talk to me anymore. You never keep conversations with me anymore. You kinda pushed me away. So, I did the same."

- (via psych-facts)

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"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."

-

Kurt Cobain 

R.I.P Kurt. [February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994]

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kushandwizdom:

Good Vibes HERE
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"

I’d always looked enviously at the people who earned more than I did; now, for the first time, I was embarrassed for them, and for me. I made in a single year more than my mom made her whole life. I knew that wasn’t fair; that wasn’t right. Yes, I was sharp, good with numbers. I had marketable talents. But in the end I didn’t really do anything. I was a derivatives trader, and it occurred to me the world would hardly change at all if credit derivatives ceased to exist. Not so nurse practitioners. What had seemed normal now seemed deeply distorted.

[…]

In the three years since I left, I’ve married, spoken in jails and juvenile detention centers about getting sober, taught a writing class to girls in the foster system, and started a nonprofit called Groceryships to help poor families struggling with obesity and food addiction. I am much happier. I feel as if I’m making a real contribution. And as time passes, the distortion lessens. I see Wall Street’s mantra — “We’re smarter and work harder than everyone else, so we deserve all this money” — for what it is: the rationalization of addicts. From a distance I can see what I couldn’t see then — that Wall Street is a toxic culture that encourages the grandiosity of people who are desperately trying to feel powerful.

"

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For the Love of Money – former “wealth addict” Sam Polk, who ended up at Wall Street after years of drug and alcohol addition, looks back on the tragedy that happens when money and meaning lose common ground. 

Complement with Alan Watts’s timeless question on the subject.

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