Jim Reid : I think religious belief is some sort of mental illness, some sort of unrecognized schizophrenia. Your mind is so freaked-out, so fucked-up by the thought of dying and nothingness, that it just invents heaven. It’s a weird area, religion.
"In the throws of depression, one reaches a strange point at which it is impossible to see the line between ones own theatricality and the reality of madness. I discovered two conflicting qualities of character. I am melodramatic by nature; on the other hand, I can go out and “seem normal” under the most abnormal of circumstances. Antonin Artaud wrote on one of his drawings, “never real and always true”, and that is how depression feels. You know that it is not real, that you are someone else, and yet you know that it is absolutely true. Its very confusing."
Andrew Solomon , The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
"The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kind."
Dalai Lama (via concordemosemdiscordar)
"I think hell is something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go."
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman
"We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust."
David Levithan (Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List)
"It is illegal for women to go topless in most cities, yet you can buy a magazine of a woman without her top on at any 7-11 store. So, you can sell breasts, but you cannot wear breasts, in America."
"Avoiding people. I avoid people that I actually like. I suppose that’s a phobia, but it’s also a habit."
Morrissey, 1984 (when asked what his worst habit was)
"I wanna write about why does love end; why does love disappear; why can I be surrounded by people and still feel completely alienated; why do I feel like this? Why do I need certain things in order to get me through the day; why does my life style affect my relationships? As you get older why doesn’t it get easier? Stuff like that."