"when you confronted
love for the very first time,
what did it taste like?"
ew no boys have cooties and by cooties i mean centuries’ worth of institutionalized privilege
"She was a compulsive pessimist, always looking for the soft brown spot in the fruit, pressing so hard she created it."
"Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect."
"Love breaks my
bones and I
Children sit on the branches of a tree in the remote village of Kishee in the Democratic Republic of Congo on August 12, 2014. Photo by Phil Moore.
"Mi locura es sagrada, no la toquen."
- Translation: My madness is sacred, do not touch it.
"I had a chance to read a copy of The Well of Loneliness that had been translated into Polish before I was taken into the camps. I was a young girl at the time, around twelve or thirteen, and one of the ways I survived in the camp was by remembering that book. I wanted to live long enough to kiss a woman."
A Jewish woman, in a conversation at the Lesbian Herstory Archives, quoted by Joan Nestle, in the Lesbian Herstory Archives Newsletter, June 1992 (via soulsexwiththespirits
"We are silhouettes, hollow phantoms moving mistily without a background."
"I can’t be shaken anymore, by anyone. I’ve got to that point in my life that if you’re not a good person, and you can’t make me feel good with love and life, then fuck off, basically."