"Don’t you dare
For someone else’s comfort -
Do not become small
For people who refuse to grow."
(-Advice To My Future Daughter (via nofatnowhip
"That’s what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretense. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession."
(-Jim Morrison (via hqlines
"I am tired of myself in every way. All things, deep down to the secret of their roots, are stained by the color of my weariness."
(-Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet