"I remember when I was younger and I wanted to be beautiful; now I’m older and I want to be intelligent. I want to burn hearts with brilliance and engulf souls with compassion. I want to be loved for my thoughts and nothing else."

"When she listened to songs that she loved on the radio, something stirred inside her. A liquid ache spread under her skin, and she walked out of the world like a witch."

Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things (via artifactsofintimacy)

(Source: rabbitinthemoon, via laughsxbeachnights)