"Women hear it all the time from men. “You’re overreacting,” we tell them. “Don’t worry about it so much, you’re over-thinking it.” “Don’t be so sensitive.” “Don’t be crazy.” It’s a form of gaslighting — telling women that their feelings are just wrong, that they don’t have the right to feel the way that they do. Minimizing somebody else’s feelings is a way of controlling them. If they no longer trust their own feelings and instincts, they come to rely on someone else to tell them how they’re supposed to feel."
- Men really need to stop calling women crazy (via 5000letters)
"It’s strange. I felt less lonely when I didn’t know you."
- Jean-Paul Sartre, from The Flies, in No Exit and the Flies (Alfred A. Knopf, 1947)
(Source: wordsthat-speak, via aheartofstone)
"Nothing in the world smells as good as the person you love."
- Unknown (a knot in my throat now)
(Source: toinfinityandswann, via aliciaaadani)