Miss Jodie Smith

i have an irrational fear of zombies .

“He represents truth. He is Shatov, capable of love and faith. Then what am I? That Friday, when I lay in three men’s arms, what was I?”

—   Anaïs Nin

“Each time we don’t say what we wanna say, we’re dying.”

—    Yoko Ono (via psych-facts)

“[He] has aroused my real instincts, so that I am no longer ill-at-ease, famished, incongruous in my world. I have found where I fit. I love him, and yet I am not blind to the elements in us which clash and out of which, later, will spring our divorce. I can only feel the now. The now is so rich and so tremendous.”

—   Anaïs Nin, Henry & June

“the love of only one man or one woman is an enclosure.”

—   anaïs nin

“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.”

—   Kavita Ramdas, in her commencement speech to Mount Holyoke graduates (via weissewiese)

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"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you." - Frida Kahlo

"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you." - Frida Kahlo

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“Hugh has become an astrologer, studying at my desk. And now I am at rest with him. This new passion brings into play the best of his faculties. His new love, violent and possessive, makes him a man of strength. I love him for the efforts he has made to dispel the vagueness and gloom— it is the essentially passive quality of his nature which has tormented me. Henry says Hugh has used jujitsu on me— he has used my own strength to destroy me, he has let me crash my own head against the floor when I wanted to crash into him. He has intelligently evaded my weight and pressure, eluded all resistance— and I have felt the void, the discipline, the absence of bouts. It is his very faithfulness which makes him unchanging, taciturn, restricted. But I am at rest. I will give him no more pain. I am afraid that he will know my work. I want to make him humanly happy. Humanly, he is such a perfect being. His perfection alone restricts me. His existence is a restriction. Perhaps my salvation, for the life I constantly renounce for Hugh is the only great discipline I have ever known. To be always thrown against the walls which enclose me has been the only element forcing me into sublimation. How long, oh God, how long can I make him happy? I dread and tremble now when Henry talks about the publication of his book and our going to Spain together. I almost hope for some catastrophe that may prevent Henry from ever telling me, “Now you follow me.””

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“That’s the trouble with loving a wild thing: You’re always left watching the door.”

—   Edith Pattou, East

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“Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made, or by dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.”

—   Alan Cohen (via dirtyberd)

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