“My mother used to say to me, ‘You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you.’ And these words played and bothered me, I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume. It was something that I just had to be. And what my mother meant by saying that you can’t eat beauty is that you can’t rely on beauty to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.”—Lupita Nyong’o (via fawun)
“After he left I cried for a week. And then I realised I do have faith, faith in myself. Faith that I will one day meet someone who would be sure I was the one.”—Carrie-sex and the city. (via vickiedoherty)
“what i never
from my mother
just because someone desires you
not mean they value you.
desire is the kind of thing that
leaves you starving.”—The Color of Low Self Esteem (via stfumadison)