“ I think everybody who relates to music is kind of isolated. It’s lonely. Everyone who uses the creative side of their brain is that much removed from reality. They are looking for answers wherever they can find them. ”

—    Laura Marling (via perfect)

(via broken-belligerent-basketcase)

“ Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow , for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something. ”

—    Kurt Vonnegut (via renegadequeens)

(via radpage)

“ You think it’s beautiful to be hard, that it takes courage to push people away, but it doesn’t. The difficult thing is not to be stone, it’s to be water-flexible, ever-flowing, able to fit into anyone. Shutting yourself away doesn’t make you brave. Opening up does. Saying, “yes, it may hurt, it hurt before, but I am going to try it again anyway,” does. Being water does. ”

—    For Summer | Lora Mathis  (via lora-mathis)

don’t you just love it when you start talking to someone and everything seems to be going great and all of a sudden they get bored and stop talking to you for no reason and you’re left sitting there wondering what you did wrong