I’m not a mess but a deeply feeling person in a messy world. I explain that now, when someone asks me why I cry so often, I say, “For the same reason I laugh so often – because I’m paying attention.” I tell them that we can choose to be perfect and admired or to be real and loved. We must decide.
Love Warrior // Glennon Doyle Melton
People keep on praising me on my ability to control my temper when in reality they know nothing about me or my temper. They haven’t seen my temper. They don’t want to see my temper.
// Anaïs Nin
I suffer because of myself.
It is my own soul all the time that is bothering me.
// Henry Miller, from a letter to Anaïs Nin
No, I don’t want to tame you,
you’d lose your animal charm.
The Door Is Open // Anna Swir