"To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision."

Maya Angelou (via misswallflower)

#proseporn 

Yes. 

Yes. 

(Source: foreverwithsmg, via teachingliteracy)

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth."

— Oscar Wilde (via kushandwizdom)

(Source: jenna-maroney, via bedazzleme)

(Source: misswallflower)

"

A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn
and he names the sky his own

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

"

Caged Bird

Maya Angelou, RIP.  

"

Q. You’re 30 years old. It’s graduation season. Much advice for recent grads comes from people who haven’t been there in a long time. What advice do you have for someone just starting out on their career?

A. If you haven’t had an [expletive] job, go out and get one. If you have, then you’ll figure it out.

"

- Sophia Amoruso

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Allen Ginsberg’s old business card.