she has bite marks on her tongue, from all the things she's never said

cause these words are my diary screaming out loud

21 June 1985

these words are my diary

I believe in fate, that everything happens for a reason, and that every cloud has a silver lining even if they don't seem to at first. The things we want most in life are the things that are the hardest to get, but it just makes it more worthwhile in the end. Life is what happens while we're waiting to live.

bite my lip & close my eyes

"You can't please all the people all of the time.
In fact, you can't please some of the people some of the time.
Your best bet is to please yourself and forget about
what other people think."

"A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. “Never leave that till tomorrow”, he said, “Which you could do today.” The early bird catches the worm; a stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can't pretend we haven't been told. We've all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to ‘seize the day'. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today's possibility under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves like Benjamin Franklin meant. That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping. And that even the biggest failure, even the worst most intractable mistake beats the hell out of never trying."

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

i know you're gunna like it

My graphic journal is located at illusion_iicons