"It’s neither here nor there if and how much he loved you because he made his choice, and now you must make a choice too. Do you dwell and linger? Or do you choose yourself as well? Life twists in peculiar ways, and there is the chance that he’ll realize what really made him happy was you, but of all the roads life can take, that’s the most precarious for you to travel. You two were driving along a sun-splotched road under a canopy of trees, laughing and smiling, but he couldn’t go as fast and as recklessly as he wanted to with you in the car, so he veered to a stop at the first bus station and asked you to get out. Yes, you’re abandoned. Yes, you’re lost. But you’re also at a bus station with nothing to hold you back. Go on a lonely adventure until the loneliness turns to curiosity and the curiosity turns to joy."
"The driving question for the [Mad Men] is, Who are we? When we talk about “we,” who is that? In the pilot, Pete Campbell has this line, “Adding money and education doesn’t take the rude edge out of people.” Sophisticated anti-Semitism. I overheard that line when I was a schoolteacher. The person, of course, didn’t know they were in the presence of a Jew. I was a ghost. Certain male artists like to show that they’re feminists as a way to get girls. That’s always seemed pimpy to me. I sympathize with feminism the same way I identify with gay people and with people of color, because I know what it’s like to look over the side of the fence and then to climb over the fence and to feel like you don’t belong, or be reminded at the worst moment that you don’t belong."
"I hope you have the courage to pursue someone who is worth pursuing, and not someone who is convenient. Convenience is impatience disguised as your desires, you are worth more than what time has told you, you are worthy of finding someone who will wait for you; don’t settle for what is easy, settle for what is good."
— T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via adeana)
"Some people think that a place can save them. Like if they could just be somewhere else, their lives would be totally different. They could finally be the people they always wanted to be. But to me, a place is just a place. If you really want things to change, you can make them change no matter where you are."
— Hannah Harrington, Saving June (via simply-quotes)