Ugliness with a good character is better than beauty. ~Nigerian Proverb
You must never behave as if your life belongs to a man…Your life belongs to you and you alone
Aunty Ifeka (Half of a Yellow Sun)
Some people are good at being in love. Some people are good at love. Two very different things, I think. Being in love is the romantic part—sex all the time, midday naps in the sheets, the jokes, the laughs, the fun, long conversations with no pauses, overwhelming separation anxiety … Just the best sides of both people, you know? But love begins when the excitement of being in love starts to fade: the stress of life sets in, the butterflies disappear, the sex becomes a chore, the tears, the sadness, the arguments, the cattiness … The worst parts of both people. But if you still want that person by your side through all of those things … that’s when you know—that’s when you know you’re good at love.
Matthew Healy (via stfuami)
I don’t regret making this.
Just let it be. You may as well. Everything moves in and out at its own time. You have no control. You never did, you never will.
Byron Katie (via cityandcolourblind)