The mind is angry but the heart still cares.
And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.
—For Women who are difficult to love, Warshan Shire (X
My father had taught me to be nice first, because you can always be mean later, but once you’ve been mean to someone, they won’t believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it’s time to stop being nice, then destroy them.
Smile, even though your heart is breaking.
Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to.