“I’m not fascinated by people who smile all the time. What I find interesting is the way people look when they are lost in thought, when their face becomes angry or serious, when they bite their lip, the way they glance, the way they look down when they walk, when they are alone and smoking a cigarette, when they smirk, the way they half smile, the way they try and hold back tears, the way when their face says they want to say something but can’t, the way they look at someone they want or love… I love the way people look when they do these things. It’s… beautiful.” —Unknown (via dirtylittlestylewhoree)
“I didn’t want to kiss you goodbye — that was the trouble — I wanted to kiss you goodnight. And there’s a lot of difference.” —Ernest Hemingway (via fortressofself)
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.” —Audrey Hepburn (via hortusdegardenias)
- Cicely Tyson: I am, in fact, the sum total of my life experience and...
- Oprah: Of everything?
- Cicely Tyson: Everything!
- Oprah: Everything.
- Cicely Tyson: And believe me when I say, I think that I have profited more from the negative as oppose to the positive.
- Oprah: Really?
- Cicely Tyson: Yes, because...
- Oprah: Negative experiences?
- Cicely Tyson: Yes. Absolutely! I really relish and treasure them more than positive because if I have been able to survive it and reach another level, that has given me more growth, more strength, more confidence. It has enriched my life more and that's why I treasure them all. I never think of what people perceive as being "negative", as negative at all. To me, it's the most positive.
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“The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.” —James Arthur Baldwin (via survivaloftheillest)