birds and books

I'm Monica, a writer living in San Francisco.

"I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures."
Gail Caldwell, Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship (via larmoyante)

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"Unless it’s mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it’s a waste of your time. There are too many mediocre things in life; love shouldn’t be one of them"
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"Please know there are much better things in life than being lonely or liked or bitter or mean or self-conscious.
We are all full of shit.
Go love someone just because, I know your heart may be badly bruised, or even the victim of numerous knifings, but it will always heal, even if you don’t want it to; it keeps going. There are the most fantastic, beautiful things and people out there, I promise.
It is up to you to find them."
Chuck Palahniuk (via durianquotes)

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my-drippingwettpussay:

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The wisdom/common sense of some of the youth truly gives me hope

my-drippingwettpussay:

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The wisdom/common sense of some of the youth truly gives me hope

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"Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible."
Things I’ll teach my children (via suspend)

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"‘no’
might make them angry
but
it will make you free."
Nayyirah Waheed, If No One Has Ever Told You, Your Freedom is More Important Than Their Anger (via evuls)

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"As an atheist, I see nothing “wrong” in believing in a God. I don’t think there is a God, but belief in him does no harm. If it helps you in any way, then that’s fine with me. It’s when belief starts infringing on other people’s rights when it worries me. I would never deny your right to believe in a God. I would just rather you didn’t kill people who believe in a different God, say. Or stone someone to death because your rulebook says their sexuality is immoral. It’s strange that anyone who believes that an all-powerful all-knowing, omniscient power responsible for everything that happens, would also want to judge and punish people for what they are."
Ricky Gervaism, Why I’m an Atheist (via wildaisy)

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"Tears are curious things, for like earthquakes or puppet shows, they can occur at any time, without any warning and without any good reason."
Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window (via larmoyante)

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"I remember crying over you and I lost so many tears. Now I’m here and I don’t know why I ever cared so much about you."
sad-idol (via sad-idol)

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