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He loved her, of course, but better than that, he chose her, day after day. Choice: that was the thing. Sherman Alexie, The Toughest Indian In The World (via akachristiannaa)

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Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand. But it will only be because of the weather or the flu or one of my moods… Not because I love you less. Please remember that. — Sylvia Plath (via aworldoficecream)

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You tried to change didn’t you?
closed your mouth more
tried to be softer
prettier
less volatile, less awake
but even when sleeping you could feel
him travelling away from you in his dreams
so what did you want to do love
split his head open?
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,” Warsan Shire (via sotla)

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If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars? — Tunisian Proverb (via shimmyrock)

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I was born to love - but none of you wanted to believe it, and that misunderstanding was crucial in forming my character. It’s true that nature was strangely inconsistent in giving me a warm heart, but also a face that was like a stone mask and a tongue that was heavy and slow. She refused me what she bestowed freely on even the most loutish of my fellow men… . People judged my inner character by my outer covering, and like a sterile fruit, I withered under the rough husk I couldn’t slough off. George Sand (via thatkindofwoman)

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Love says: I’ve seen the ugly parts of you, and I’m staying. — Matt Chandler  (via roo71)

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