The real meaning of “I’m not like the other girls” is, I think, “I’m not the media’s image of what girls should be.” Well, very, very few of us are. Pop culture wants to tell us that we’re all shallow, backstabbing, appearance-obsessed shopaholics without a thought in our heads beyond cute boys and cuter handbags. It’s a lie – a flat-out lie – and we need to recognize it and say so instead of accepting that judgment as true for other girls, but not for you."
Let’s pretend we’re eight years old playing hooky
I draw on the wall and you can play UFC rookie
Then we’ll grow up, take our clothes off, and you’ll remind me that
I wanted you to kiss me when we find some time alone
"Mañana", she said.
“Everything’ll be all right tomorrow, don’t you think, Sal-honey, man?”
“Sure, baby, mañana.” It was always mañana. For the next week that was all I heard - mañana, a lovely word and one that probably means heaven.
On the Road, Jack Kerouac
I open my eyes to stare at a ceiling from a mattress on the floor of an apartment. My head full of liquid, bobbing along to Thom Yorke’s thin voice as it hums through my brain.
The Principle of Induction states that if something x has happened in certain particular circumstances n times in the past, we are justified in believing that the same circumstances will produce x on the (n + 1)th occasion. The bulk of daily life is based on confidence in past experiences. We wake up in the morning and expect the sun to rise, we expect the ones we love to know our names, we expect our weight to be supported by the ground we stand on. We choose not to question these things each time they occur so that we can continue to function as the world expects us to.
“What justifies our confidence in the Principle of Induction is that it has always worked so well in the past, at least up to now,” Wallace writes. “Meaning that our only real justification for the Principle of Induction is the Principle of Induction.”
Arms splayed at right angles over my head, I lie in bed staring at the crown molding on the ceiling. A gold light fixture distorts my image like a funhouse mirror.
“December is the toughest month of the year. Others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, October, August, and February.” — Mark Twain
|me most of the time:||people are okay, I guess. like no one is 100% bad.|
|me after reading the comments section in any article, ever:||this world can only be cleansed with fire.|
- “I wish I’d done everything on Earth with you.”— F. Scott Fitzgerald (via lovequotesrus)