“Listen to me, your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest—thick canopies of maple trees and sweet scented wildflowers sprouting in the under wood. You will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated.”—Beau Taplin (via quotethat)
im a bad person who thinks bad thoughts like ‘ew what is that girl wearing’ and then remember that im supposed to be positive about all things and then think ‘no she can wear what she wants, fuck what other people say damn girl u look fabulous’ and im just a teeny bit hypocritical tbh
I was always taught by my mother, That the first thought that goes through your mind is what you have been conditioned to think. What you think next defines who you are.
You have to go where the pain is, go where the pleasure is, and you can’t be afraid. And you have to write the book that you can’t find in the bookstore, the book that you really want to read. And you have to write a book that you yourself would love to read, and a book you want to live in, you want to be in. It has to be.
… I think that helps to focus. When you say that to yourself, I’m writing the book I want to write, the book I can’t find, the book that hasn’t been done yet the way that I would like to do it. And of course, we always have to remember that the world doesn’t want someone who sounds just like somebody else, they want an original voice. The world is always crying for original voices.