"Humans hardly know what they want, how they want it, or when they want it."
Las Vegas Strip’s “Four Corners” c. 1978. The strip at Flamingo Rd, with Desert Inn (now Bellagio) in the lower left, and Barbary Coast under construction in the center.
"We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved."
"The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently."
— Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (via purplebuddhaproject
"And in the end, we were all just humans… drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."
"Protest against the rising tide of conformity."
"If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be."
"I believe that one can never leave home. I believe that one carries the shadows, the dreams, the fears and the dragons of home under one’s skin, at the extreme corners of one’s eyes and possibly in the gristle of the earlobe."
"I believe most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise"