The lie you love to live.

126 notes

Of course, people will laugh at you, but people laugh at a great many things so there is no need to take it personally.
Jeanette Winterson, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit (via quotes-shape-us)

25,070 notes

I have a real issue with anyone trying to protect children from their own imaginations. If we cannot acknowledge that a lot of us have a bit of darkness within ourselves, some more than others perhaps, and bring it into the light and examine it and talk about this part of the human condition, then I think we will be living in quite a dangerous climate. I think that’s much more damaging for children.
J.K. Rowling on parents that forbid their children from reading Harry Potter (or any fantasy novel that they vaguely disagree with)

(Source: thepopeofmope, via tattooedsoul)

264 notes

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meaning can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King, Jr., from his Nobel Lecture given December 11, 1964 (via liquidnight)