“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” -  Jane Austen 

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“Your pervasive belief in your own radness is part of the job. It is, in fact, the battery to the whole shebang.”
– Angel Nafis (via laurenzuni)

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“The signature of a truly enviable woman is the tenacity and continuity of her women friends.”
– Wendy Wasserstein, “Women Beware Women,” Shiksa Goddess (via fatgirlinohio)

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“I feel insignificant, lost, but exultant.”
Virginia Woolf, “The Waves” (via india—rubber)

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“I want to see more girl monsters. Girl giants, girl dragons, hulks & trolls. Scylla and hydra. Girl monsters who are huge and whole. Teeth and plush fur and long muscled tails. Heads enough to see you anywhere. Gleaming green or brown. But girl monsters are usually zombies or vampires. Pale and thin, bleeding or dead. Not Lady Lazarus, not a phoenix from the ash. I want to see how you get strong without being broken first. Get strong and stay strong. Get big and bigger.”
“Real magic can never be made by offering up someone else’s liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back. The true witches know that.”
The Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle (via sighclop)

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Xiaolu Guo, Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth


Xiaolu Guo, Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth

“We are practicing to be brides, to be girls who will grow up to be given away. My legs would rather be running, itch to go outdoors. My legs are dreaming, adventurous legs. They cannot walk down the aisle without protest. They go too fast. They go too slow. They make everything slow down. The girl walking behind me steps on the red dress; it tears. It moves from my flesh like wind moving against the running legs. I am truly lucky now to have this tear. I hope they will make me sit, but they say No we would not think of taking you out of the show. They know how much every girl wants to be in a wedding. The tear must be mended. The red dress like a woman’s heart must break silently and in secret.”
bell hooks, “Bone Black”

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“But why do I notice everything? She thought. Why must I think? She did not want to think. She wanted to force her mind to become a blank and lie back, and accept quietly, tolerantly, whatever came.”
– Virginia Woolf, The Years. (via maddywirtz)

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“[My favorite British man is] Andrew Garfield. He wouldn’t have a dick left. I would chisel that with my labia.”
– Este, from the band Haim (via cobweberle)

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