After I met you,

I started dreaming in colors.

And that’s saying a lot

for someone who’s only known

what it feels like

to live in the dark.

Connotativewords | jl | Colorblind
The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he’s in prison.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

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The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

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People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Nelson Mandela, Former South African President 
A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.
Lana Turner

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I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau

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There is no progress in art, any more than there is progress in making love. There are simply different ways of doing it.
Man Ray

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So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
Jorge Luis Borges 
I’d say go to hell, but I never want to see you again.
Sylvia Plath

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If someone calls you out on your white privilege, they are not marginalizing you. Plain and simple. They are asking (or telling) you to be aware that you were not born in a vacuum and that your skin color and ancestry have a very specific meaning in this country, a meaning that affords you and your ancestors certain advantages, perks, or benefits that a large portion of this country do not experience and are prevented from accessing, simply because of their skin color, nationality, ethnic and/or cultural practices, sexuality, and so on. You can deny it all you want, but that doesn’t mean the system will cease to exist with your denial. Your denial means that you are individually choosing to continue to support a system that has, I’d argue, the most far-reaching and damaging effects on communities of color in this country. Your denial of white privilege doesn’t mean that less Blacks and Latinos will be incarcerated in their lifetime; it doesn’t mean that Black, Latino, and American Indian women will no longer be making the lowest income among all groups in this country; it also doesn’t mean that queer youth of color will suddenly no longer experience disturbing rates of homelessness in Los Angeles County. Your denial of your privilege perpetuates inequality and is offensive to us folks of color who have to fight uphill against a system that devalues (and sometimes exploits) our cultural practices, our languages, our countries, our his/herstories, and our unique experiences and struggles in this country.
Affirmative Action Is Not Reverse Racism: Check Your Privilege

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You create yourself, moment by moment, out of the responses in your mind. People tell you that you create your own reality. What does this mean? It means that out of the millions of thoughtforms that move through your mind, you choose the ones that you will hang on to. You walk down the street. Three people will smile at you, two will frown. To whom will you pay attention? You wear some outrageous costume. Some think it terrific, others think you’re nuts. To whom will you pay attention? You make the choice then build a picture of yourself and create your own reality day by day, thought by thought, word by word. It does not matter what is going on. You select what you think about your world, and well you know it. Some people can lose their job and not be disturbed, while others will take a gun and commit suicide. I ask you to be very serious toward this most basic step toward freedom. You can free yourself from tyranny with little trouble if you will only see that it is you who selects and interprets this picture of yourself day after day. If you don’t like the picture, why not change it? You change your view of yourself all the time. But you do it unconsciously. In part, awakening involves the realization that you create your view of yourself and the events of your life. Once you understand this, you are in a position of power. If you don’t want to be resentful, make another choice. If you do want to be resentful, make sure that you realize you are choosing it. It doesn’t matter what you choose, but that you choose.

Bartholomew, I Come As A Brother

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Enlightenment is a destructive process. It
has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the
crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing
through the facade of pretence. It’s the
complete eradication of everything we
imagined to be true.


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If you’re born in a cubicle and grow up in a corridor, and work in a cell, and vacation in a crowded sun-room, then coming up into the open with nothing but sky over you might just give you a nervous breakdown.
Isaac Asimov, Foundation

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All my human relationships have to do with a mask of me, and I must perpetually be the victim of living a completely hidden life.

Friedrich Nietzsche, from Selected Letters  

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I have a single wish, and my whole being and faculties are yearning to attain it. They have yearned towards it so long, and so unwaveringly, that I’m convinced it will be reached — and soon — because it has devoured my existence: I am swallowed up in the anticipation of its fulfillment.
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights