Words

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful and don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”
― Neil Gaiman

“Despite your instinct to say ‘I’m alright, it’s okay’ – be honest. Say what you feel without fear or guilt, without remorse or complexity.”
— Shane Koyczan

“They told me that to make her fall in love, I had to make her laugh. But every time she laughs, I’m the one who falls in love.”
Tommaso Ferraris

“Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it.”
Maya Angelou

“How relaxing it would be, what an immeasurable relief it would be, to not have beauty constantly expected, demanded, enforced. To just – exist, without the insistent demand that my appearance match others’ ideals, without being sanctioned for not fulfilling those ideals. Existing as a person, not expected to double as a work of visual art that exists for public consumption and public critique.”
 Author Unknown

“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
― Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

“They say love is blind. I disagree. Infatuation is blind. Love is all-seeing and accepting. Love is seeing the flaws and blemishes and accepting them. Love is accepting the bad habits and mannerisms, and working around them. Love is recognizing all the fears and insecurities, and knowing your role is to comfort. Love is working through all the challenges and painful times. Infatuation is fragile and will shatter when life is not perfect. Love is strong and it strengthens because it is real.”
 Author Unknown

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