A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
— Nelson Mandela (via kimono)
With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself, or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.
— (via kimono)
Sometimes I come to hate people because they can’t see where I am. I’ve gone empty, completely empty and all they see is the visual form: my arms and legs, my face, my height and posture, the sounds that come from my throat. But I’m fucking empty. The person I was just one year ago no longer exists, drifts spinning slowly into the ether somewhere way back there.
— David Wojnarowicz (via adessive)