you’ll only hear about pakistan on the news when there’s violence arising, when “terrorists” strike. when osama was killed. that’s when you’ll hear about pakistan.
you won’t hear about how many countless women were raped by american soldiers, our children murdered by them. you won’t hear of our achievements or the wrongs done to us about the west.
we stand up for ourselves and you only hear our voices two weeks afterwords.
Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know — because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly… and when I got it, it turned to dust in my hand.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned (via w-ritings)
She had created her own world, with her own skies, and in that place which was hers and hers alone, there were none of the rules which we impose upon ourselves that do nothing but narrow our possibilities, and keep us from singing along to the song as loud as we want to; and there were none of the realities that keep us from dancing long after even the memory of the music has died out. Her world made more sense; and once I found it, I never wanted to leave.
adam stanley All My Sins Remembered (via iamadamstanley)
Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.
Charles Bukowski (via introspectivepoet)