"Physical intimacy isn’t and can never be an effective substitute for emotional intimacy."
— John Green (via maddyk77)
(Source: atomosandentropy, via maddyk77)
"Studies have shown that, across the pay grades, women who weigh less are paid more for the same work and have a better chance of promotion than those who are heavier. In politics, in business and in the arts, accomplished and powerful men are free to get fat and sloppy, but women can expect to be judged for their looks if they dare to have a high-profile job: we’re either too unattractive to be tolerated or too pretty to have anything worth saying. Beauty is about class, money, power and privilege – and it always has been. Women and girls are taught that being thin and pretty is the only sure way to get ahead in life, even though this is manifestly not the case."
— I don’t want to be told I’m pretty as I am - I want to live in a world where that’s irrelevant (via brute-reason)
"It’s a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind."
— Naguib Mahfouz (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: rabbitinthemoon, via thetallestpine)