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  • The lion roars, the forest falls silent. The lioness roars, the lion falls silent.

—Gumnaam

  • I must be a mermaid... I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.

—Anais Nin

  • It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in a language chiefly made by men to express theirs.

—Far From the Madding Crowd

  • There are no demure women; only women that nobody has yet been able to unveil.

—Unknown

  • I want a trouble-maker for a lover, Blood spiller, blood drinker, a heart of flame, Who quarrels with the sky and fights with fate, Who burns like fire on the rushing sea.

—Rumi

  • I don't want to look pretty... I want to look otherworldly and vaguely threatening.

—Unknown, tumblr

  • I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. That is when I start counting, because then it really counts. That’s what makes you a champion.

—Muhammad Ali

  • His dark eyes took me in, and I wondered what they would look like if he fell in love.

—F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Men may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.

—Candance Bushnell

  • All my life my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.

—André Breton

  • I don’t know if you’re beautiful until after we have a conversation.

—Dau Voire

  • Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.

—Nicole Krauss

  • I am homesick for a place I am not sure even exists. One where my heart is full. My body loved. And my soul understood.

—Melissa Cox

  • Some people are born with tornados in their lives, but constellations in their eyes. Other people are born with stars at their feet, but their souls are lost at sea.

—Nikita Gill, Perspectives

  • I love wildflowers. I think it’s because I am one. I can taste the wind that has been other places. I dance and sway in the current of the breeze, free and open. My petals yearn for adventure as I face the golden sunlight that arches across the sky. A pretty little wild thing am I.

—runwildlivefreexo, tumblr

  • When night comes, something speaks from that soft, fragrant wilderness. It says, the heart is not a door. But it opens. We feel in the dark for the hinge.

—Carole Glasser Langille

  • I want to apologize to all the women I have called beautiful before I’ve called them intelligent or brave. I am sorry I made it sound as though something as simple as what you’re born with is all you have to be proud of when you have broken mountains with your wit. From now on I will say things like you are resilient, or you are extraordinary not because I don’t think you’re beautiful, but because I need you to know you are more than that.

—Rupi Kaur

  • I did not know I was on a search for passionate aliveness. I only knew I was lonely and lost and that something was drawing me deeper beneath the surface of my life in search of meaning. There is a hunger in people to go to those deep depths; to know that our lives are sacred; that our hearts are truly capable of love. It is a yearning to be all that we can be. A longing for what is real.

—Anne Hillman

  • I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger than reason... Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.

—Anais Nin

  • You tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more; tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake, but even when sleeping you could feel him travelling away from you in his dreams. So what did you want to do love, split his head open? You can’t make homes out of human beings, someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying and strange and beautiful, something not everyone knows how to love.

—Warsan Shire

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