in all honesty

people can smell desperation from a mile away

and if they smell it

either they will be turned off by your low self esteem


turned on by the opportunity to take advantage of your low self esteem

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I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.

Anias Nin 

And this articulates more than I ever could why I choose to be single. 

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I don’t like talking to people about my problems or struggles any more. The first time you finally open up and talk about your feelings it’s like instant relief. A drug. You feel a little lighter – a little more in control. It becomes addicting. Pretty soon you’re spilling your guts about every…

I enjoy controlled loneliness. I like wandering around the city alone. I’m not afraid of coming back to an empty flat and lying down in an empty bed. I’m afraid of having no one to miss, of having no one to love.
Kuba Wojewodzki, Polish journalist and comedian (via wordsthat-speak)

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I’m going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life.

Elsie de Wolfe  (via petrichour)

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more often than not,
salmon mothers will
commit suicide after
giving birth so their
offspring can feed
on the tiny organisms
their decaying corpses
attract. you think you
have loved so deeply,
but what do you
know of sacrifice?

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FASHION: Insane Floral Fashion Illustrations by Grace Ciao

This is nuts. Meet Singaporean fashion illustrator, Grace Ciao. Her mind-blowing designs are biblically, insanely well put together using just flowers. 

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There are no bargains between lions and men. I will kill you and eat you raw.
Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles.  (via princejaron)

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