The human mind is not a terribly logical or consistent place.
— ― Jim Butcher, Turn Coat (via psych-quotes)
He says, “You are very silent.” He touches my cheek. “Mysterious.” I do not feel mysterious, but vacant. “Would you do anything for me?” he says, gazing into my eyes. I sway towards him, far away from the earth. Yes would be so easy.
"No," I say.
— Margaret Atwood (via jaimelannister)
People with self-respect exhibit a certain toughness, a kind of moral nerve; they display what was once called ‘character,’ a quality which, although approved in the abstract, sometimes loses ground to other, more instantly negotiable virtues…Nonetheless, character—the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life—is the source from which self-respect springs.
— Joan Didion, my favorite author of all time. (via lusttforlifeblog)