“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

Roald Dahl

I’m right and you’re wrong, I’m big and you’re small, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Roald Dahl

I want to think again of dangerous and noble things.
I want to be light and frolicsome.
I want to be improbable, beautiful, and afraid of nothing,
as though I had wings.
Mary Oliver, Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays

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Their eyes met for a second; but they did not want to speak to each other. They had nothing to say, but something seemed, nevertheless, to go from him to her.
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

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I am the sea and nobody owns me.
Pippi Longstocking. Dir. Clive A. Smith.

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Don’t you dare
Shrink yourself
For someone else’s comfort -
Do not become small
For people who refuse to grow.
m.v., Advice to my future daughter, #2

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A girl expecting rescue never learns to save herself.
Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden.

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And if I’m flying solo,
at least I’m flying free.
Wicked

they all say

‘i pity the one who left you’

then they leave.
Warsan Shire, “the revolving door”

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i said to the sun, tell me about the big bang. the sun said, it hurts to become.
andrea gibson, i sing the body electric, especially when my power’s out  (via petrichour)

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She was terrifying in her beauty, bright like a devouring star.
Leigh Bardugo, Little Knife

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