“A long time ago I learned not to explain things to people. It misleads them into thinking they’re entitled to know everything I do.”

- Lisa Kleypas, Dreaming of You (via saintofsass)

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“I like airplanes. I like anywhere that isn’t a proper place. I like in betweens.”

- Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 7: Brief Lives. (via theriverjordyn)

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misscherrylikesitdirty:

I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this. 

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“Women are socialized to make men feel good. We’re socialized to “let you down easy.” We’re not socialized to say a clear and direct “no.” We’re socialized to speak in hints and boost egos and let people save face. People who don’t respect the social contract (rapists, predators, assholes, pickup artists) are good at taking advantage of this. “No” is something we have to learn. “No” is something we have to earn. In fact, I’d argue that the ability to just say “no” to something, without further comment, apology, explanation, guilt, or thinking about it is one of the great rites of passage in growing up, and when you start saying it and saying it regularly the world often pushes back. And calls you names.”

The art of “no.” « CaptainAwkward.com (via professorpinka)

And as a teenager I was told I had trouble saying no as if it was a moral failing on my part, when I was just doing what girls were obviously supposed to do ‘cause everyone told me I was one.

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if i knew where
i was going next,
i wouldn't be taking so many
naps,
or reading all these books,
trying to divine my future
in pillowcases
and stitched book bindings,
lost in the small decisions
of each day,
only a little bit numb.

i am the inevitable wanderer,
the girl who always says
goodbye,
but never knows
how to leave.

-anon
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