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"I used to wonder if it was God’s plan that I should be alone for so much of my life. But I found peace. I found happiness within people and the world."

- Lana Del Rey 

Dec 29

"We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political, economic equality of the sexes."

- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, #flawless

Dec 16

"We had a life that was unimaginable," she told me. "But I’m happy with today. Look, I told my daughter—she bought a new apartment—’Nicole, don’t be cynical. You’re forgetting to enjoy today. Don’t say you can’t wait for it to be finished. Don’t do that. Squeeze everything out of the moment. Don’t look for tomorrow.’ I don’t look back. If I do, I never regret. I appreciate. I believe that nothing is forever. The painting on this wall, in another five years maybe it’ll be on someone else’s wall. My rings and jewelry, the shirt I have on, it will be on somebody else. Nothing and nobody lasts forever. Everything changes hands." —Simone Levitt, La Belle Simone, New York Magazine (November 18, 2013

Nov 28

"Let her sleep for when she wakes she will move mountains."

Aug 6

"Nobody knows what the future holds and it’s bad enough just getting old live my life in self-defense you know I love the past cuz I hate suspense If Diane Young won’t change your mind, baby, baby, baby, baby right on time."

- Diane Young, Vampire Weekend 

May 19

"The ladies who lunch is one of the corniest phrases and one I deeply hate… it doesn’t exist, not anymore. Whether the woman is working for a salary or working as a volunteer, what’s important in the modern history of American fashion is the emergence of a woman who is no longer a socialite."

- Oscar de la Renta

Feb 24

"Excellence must be pursued — it must be wooed with all of one’s might and every bit of effort that we have."

-  Vince Lombardi

Feb 4

"It is the time of love, the time of friends and adventure. As the time comes and goes, one thinks of nothing in spite of one’s wounds. Because the time of love it’s long and it’s short, it lasts forever, one remembers it. At twenty, we tell ourselves that we rule the world, and that all the blue sky will be in our eyes forever.."

- Françoise Hardy, Le Temps de l’Amour 

Jan 27
Jan 6

Sicilia.

"…believe me when I tell you that everything is temporary. Everything. There’s not a thing in the world that will not change, including you."

- Glaciers, Alexis M. Smith 

Dec 28