“My sister told me a soul mate is not the person who makes you the happiest but the one who makes you feel the most, who conducts your heart to bang the loudest, who can drag you giggling with forgiveness from the cellar they locked you in. It has always been you.”—
“Why empower misogyny while violence towards women grows?
But this filth stands on a quicker sand
Next to cold hard fear and the deeds of man
The abuse of body image as a form of control
And the typical portrayal of the feminine role
I have never been more appalled.”—
When we listen to music we do it because it makes us feel and think, pause and engage: the line “and sometimes even music cannot substitute for tears” is about as good as it gets to capturing the perfect summation of it all. I’ll always remember with bleak ecstasy how a song I’d never previously thought about too much made me burst into tears, on a train, on the way home from receiving the news that my Grandma had just died – and the power of the emotion was rippling.
So, it is with great sadness that every other song either purrs with a bland fecundity or proffers an image of society that I don’t want to recognise – and the chief irritant in a sea of misogynist bile was plain for all to see.
“We all want to break our orbits, float like a satellite gone wild in space, run the risk of disintegration. We all want to take our lives in our own hands and hurl them out among the stars.”—― David Bottoms (via psych-quotes)
“But spending your life concentrating on death is like watching a whole movie and thinking only about the credits that are going to roll at the end. It’s a mistake of emphasis.”—― Nicholson Baker (via psych-quotes)
“Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live”—― Charles Caleb Colton (via psych-quotes)
“But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.”—― George Gordon Byron (via psych-quotes)