"For years mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you.”…The truth is, you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation"
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. — “The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog” (via bambipacino)
"Books are both our luxuries and our daily bread."
Henry Stevens (via thatkindofwoman)
The Pillow Book (1996)
"Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not?"
Epicurus (via thatkindofwoman)
"A tough life needs a tough language - and that is what poetry is. That is what literature offers - a language powerful enough to say how it is. It isn’t a hiding place. It is a finding place."
excerpt from Why be happy when you could be normal? by Jeanette Winterson
The Crystals-He hit me
The most beautiful singing