"For the philosopher is right who says that nothing thicker than a knife's blade separates happiness from melancholy..."

-Virginia Woolf

Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
This above all: to thine ownself be true.

—William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Polonius, Act I, scene iii (via introspectivepoet)

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Woman is not born: she is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so.

—Andrea Dworkin (via wildbloss0m)

give your daughters difficult names. give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. my name makes you want to tell me the truth. my name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right.

—Warsan Shire