delicately RIOTOUS

"EMANCIPATE YOURSELVES FROM MENTAL SLAVERY. NONE BUT OURSELVES CAN FREE OUR MINDS." -Bob Marley

There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.

—Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever (via ohlovequotes)

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

—F. Scott Fitzgerald (via itsmicca)

You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect—you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.

—(via ohlovequotes)

Love is something we wait for. We imagine our first kiss, our first sex, our first I love you. But we never imagine our first heartbreak. Maybe because it’s too painful to even imagine. But in a way, the pain of love is what truly changes us.

—(via ohlovequotes)

historicaltimes:

State Street in Chicago, photographed by Stanley Kubrick for Look Magazine, 1949

historicaltimes:

State Street in Chicago, photographed by Stanley Kubrick for Look Magazine, 1949

vintageblackglamour:

Happy 86th Birthday to Dr. Maya Angelou! Dr. Angelou avoided celebrating her birthday for years after her friend, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated on her 40th birthday in 1968. Instead, she and her friend Coretta Scott King would “meet or talk or send each other flowers.” She is shown here doing a little reading in her room before performing at New York’s Village Vanguard in the late 1950s. Photo: G. Marshall Wilson, Art.com.

vintageblackglamour:

Happy 86th Birthday to Dr. Maya Angelou! Dr. Angelou avoided celebrating her birthday for years after her friend, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated on her 40th birthday in 1968. Instead, she and her friend Coretta Scott King would “meet or talk or send each other flowers.” She is shown here doing a little reading in her room before performing at New York’s Village Vanguard in the late 1950s. Photo: G. Marshall Wilson, Art.com.

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

—Mark Twain (via observando)

The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.

—Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters (via observando)