"I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt."

Maya Angelou (via delebird)
earthandanimals:

Giant Panda
Photo by Michael Peck

earthandanimals:

Giant Panda

Photo by Michael Peck

"It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitable lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is it any different when you are under attack by your own mind?"

Emilie Autumn; The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls (via grymnir)

"Leadership is about making others better because of your presence." 

"Sometimes you go through things that seem huge at the time, like a mysterious glowing cloud devouring your entire community. While they’re happening they feel like the only thing that matters, and you can hardly imagine that there’s a world out there that might have anything else going on. And then the Glow Cloud moves on. And you move on. And the event is behind you. And you may find that, as time passes, you remember it less and less—or not at all, in my case. And you are left with nothing but a powerful wonder at the fleeting nature of even the most important things in life, and the faint, but pretty, smell of vanilla."

Welcome to Night Vale

"You realize you are not alone, right? No one in their twenties has life figured out. It’s okay to be a mess. You’re living."

Things my therapist told me today that almost made me burst out into tears. I need to remember this more often. (via michaelassbendr)

Oh, God, I needed this. 

(via jamarcoaaronshaw)

"My home is deep in the forest near the roots of the mountains."

Treebeard (The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers)