Small Grey Outline Pointer the words, they whisper
“It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.”
— Lemony Snicket

Think about the first name you were ever called,
and then think how long it took until
you got called a pussy
or a slut,
or a bitch,
or a whore,
all of which are words that fall too close to ‘girl.’

Think about the first time you got called a ‘girl’
and they said it with a sneer.
Like it was a bad thing.

For a boy, it is the lowest degradation to get called a girl.
For a girl, it is the lowest degradation to get called a girl.

Remember, black widow spiders and female praying mantises eat their partners after intercourse.
Remember, it’s the lionesses who hunt.
They come back with bloody muzzles, dragging bloated carcasses as the alpha lion strides around with his mane puffing out.
Remember, it’s only the female mosquitoes who drink blood.
We’re the ones who do the necessary work, dirty our hands,
fuck or fight or both.
We’re often the smaller sex, which makes us a harder target
as we slink close and sink our teeth in.

Remember: we’re deadly.

You should be proud to be called a girl.

—'Most Female Killers use Poison,' theappleppielifestyle. (via theappleppielifestyle)
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.

Steve Jobs, Wired, February, 1995 | via

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Don’t settle for someone who doesn’t give you things to say. Forever is a long time to make small talk.
I Wrote This For You: The Silence Goes For Miles (via kari-shma)

Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars

Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars

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Your mind is like an unsafe neighborhood; don’t go there alone.
—Augusten Burroughs

I started using 750words.com today, and I’m impressed with some of my frequently used words. This phrase popped up in the midst of the list. (:

I started using 750words.com today, and I’m impressed with some of my frequently used words. This phrase popped up in the midst of the list. (:

I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.
—Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
People don’t change. Their priorities do.
—Anonymous
I’d rather be in your bed.
—6 word story (via fragmentallygirl)