"We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Saints or sex addicts. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it’s our job to invent something better."
- Chuck Palahniuk (via matialonsorphoto)
"Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful — be concerned with doing good work and make the right choices and protect your work. And if you build a good name, eventually, that name will be its own currency."
- Patti Smith, on the best advice she ever got (via thatkindofwoman)
"i have clawed myself clean
of flowers and little girl things
i forged myself from the silver
i thought meant home
i reshaped a legacy, stood small against thousands of years
we will not kill anymore
there will be no more blood on our hands
we have a new destiny
and i made them listen
with small fingers and sharp knives
i have been dipped in kerosene and shot
onto a funeral pyre
i have burned and set out to sea
i rose from my own ashes again
but this time, i’m not aflame"
- it seems silver doesn’t only kill wolves — l.b. (via scottinpanties)