I have sea foam in my veins, I understand the language of waves.
— Jean Cocteau, from Le Testament d’Orphée (Les Éditions Cinégraphiques, 1960)
be softer with you. you are a breathing thing. a memory to someone. a home to a life.
— nayyirah waheed (via origamiprincesss)
I’ve told the kids in the ghettos that violence won’t solve their problems, but then they ask me, and rightly so; “Why does the government use massive doses of violence to bring about the change it wants in the world?” After this I knew that I could no longer speak against the violence in the ghettos without also speaking against the violence of my government
— Martin Luther King Jr. (via falcade)