Maybe I don’t like people as much as the rest of the world seems to, but occasionally people will pleasantly surprise me and I’ll fall in love with them so go figure.
— Things the Grandchildren Should Know by Mark Oliver Everett. (via thatkindofwoman)
You are allowed to terminate toxic relationships.
You are allowed to walk away from people who hurt you.
You are allowed to be angry and selfish and unforgiving.
You don’t owe anyone an explanation for taking care of yourself.
All over the world major museums have bowed to the influence of Disney and become theme parks in their own right. The past, whether Renaissance Italy or ancient Egypt, is reassimilated and homogenized into its most digestible form. Desperate for the new, but disappointed with anything but the familiar, we recolonize the past and future. The same trend can be seen in personal relationships, in the way people are expected to package themselves, their emotions and sexuality in attractive and instantly appealing forms.
— The Atrocity Exhibition, J.G. Ballard (via literarylust)