Romantic Notions of the Reserved

by C

Everyone says love hurts, but that is not true. Loneliness hurts. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Envy hurts. Everyone gets these things confused with love, but in reality love is the only thing in this world that covers up all pain and makes someone feel wonderful again. Love is the only thing in this world that does not hurt.

Meša Selimović  (via mrsclarkkent)

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We never say that all men deserve to feel beautiful. We never say that each man is beautiful in his own way. We don’t have huge campaigns aimed at young boys trying to convince them that they’re attractive, probably because we very rarely correlate a man’s worth with his appearance. The problem is that a woman’s value in this world is still very much attached to her appearance, and telling her that she should or deserves to feel beautiful does more to promote that than negate it. Telling women that they “deserve” to feel pretty plays right in to the idea that prettiness should be important to them. And having books and movies aimed at young women where every female protagonist turns out to be beautiful (whereas many of the antagonists are described in much less flattering terms) reinforces the message that beauty has some kind of morality attached to it, and that all heroines are somehow pretty.

It hurts because you’re forgetting me. Effortlessly. And I’m over here, eradicating your fucking name from my veins.

—A.E.P. (via nylonpinksy)

Because there was a hunger in me to see everything and do everything. I wanted to be everyone I saw. I wasn’t enough for me. Can you understand that?

—Sidney Sheldon (via modernhepburn)

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date yourself a man who knows what he wants and goes after what he wants

that knows he wants you and demonstrates that you’re exactly what he wants

stop dealing with wishy washy, indecisive, maybe/perhaps/kinda/sorta men

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