The Quote Collector
My virtual quote book for those thoughts that touch my heart.
"Across the planes of consciousness, we have to live with the paradox that opposite things can be simultaneously true."
"The next time [your lover] points out [a critique of your body], remind [them] your body is not [their] home. [They] are a guest. Warn [them] to never outstep [their] welcome again."
Added my own spin so that the quote is both sexual orientation and gender neutral.
"Dear Human: You’ve got it all wrong. You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. That is where you came from and where you’ll return. You came here to learn personal love. Universal love. Messy love. Sweaty love. Crazy love. Broken love. Whole love. Infused with divinity. Lived through the grace of stumbling. Demonstrated throught the beauty of messing up. Often. You didn’t come here to be perfect. You already are. You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous. And then to rise again into remembering. But unconditional love? Stop telling that story. Love, in truth, doesn’t need any other adjectives. It dosen’t require modifiers. Love doesn’t require the condition of perfection. It only asks that you show up. And do your best. That you stay present and feel fully. That you shine, and play, and laugh, and cry, and hurt, and heal, and fall and get back up, and play, and work, and live and die as you. It’s enough. It’s plenty."
Courtney A. Walsh
"Commit to loving yourself completely. It’s the most radical thing you will do in your lifetime."
"Its not race, its class."
"Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible."
"The word ‘white’ makes some white people cringe because they’re used to just being ‘people.’ Some of us aren’t that lucky."
Hari Kondabolu, #privilege
"Feeling unsure and lost is part of your path. Don’t avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it. Take a breath. You’ll be okay. Even if you don’t feel okay all the time."
"Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to."
"Just because your pain is understandable, doesn’t mean your behavior is acceptable."
"Be humble for you are made of earth.
Be noble for you are made of stars."
Sam Smith & the Gay Male Body Archetype
You may or may not have heard about Sam Smith yet. If you haven’t, you need to know two things: 1.) He has the voice of an ANGEL. But not just any angel, like a fucking first sphere seraph angel (w…
Important article that touches upon the intersectionality of identity and points to the fact that body issues aren’t a “girl thing!”