the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own.

Mary Oliver (via observando)

And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… 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, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love (via aurelle)

STFU

Practice caution when you speak
Stand tall when you are weak
Let your smile conceal your soul
Keep your inner thoughts, untold
Secure your pain and joy within
Never revealing where you’ve been
Protect the highs and all the lows
By making sure nobody knows
Lock your happiness inside
Mask your misery with pride
No one knows you like you do
No one feels your pain but you

I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, gearings, even though such machinery has its own beauty.

Marie Curie (via wordsnquotes)

Do not settle for less than exactly what you want. Your heart’s desires are there for a reason. Chase them. Pursue them relentlessly. Do not lose sight of your goals. They are your very reason for being.

Franki Durbin (via rabbrakha)