love is fucking disgusting i swear
Women are considered fragile but I’ve never seen anything as easily wounded as a man’s ego
Scar tissue has no character. It’s not like skin. It doesn’t show age or illness or pallor or tan. It has no pores, no hair, no wrinkles. It’s like a slip cover. It shields and disguises what’s beneath. That’s why we grow it; we have something to hide.
—Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted
According to a Native American myth, dogs with different colored eyes can see both heaven and earth
When she thinks to herself in her father’s language, she knows sons and daughters don’t leave their parents’ house until they marry. When she thinks in English, she knows she should’ve been on her own since eighteen.
—Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street
I will tell you what she was like. She was like a piano in a country where everyone has had their hands cut off.