"The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person."
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters (via bookmania)
"We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food. It is not good for people to see us like this, and it is not good for us to see ourselves like this. This gives us no dignity. We don’t want to be shown as a country of people waiting for someone to bring us food. Congo has an incredible amount of farmland. An incredible amount of resources. Yes, we have a lot of problems. But food is not what we are reaching for. We need investment. We need the means to develop ourselves."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)
"Dear Diary: My teen angst bullshit now has a body count."
Rodion Raskolnikov, Crime and Punishment (via incorrectrussianlitquotes)
"Death Comes to Me Again, A Girl", by Dorianne Laux
"I left Belize when I was 12 or 13, just as all my friends were getting swept up into gangs. The gangs would get kids to do the dirty work, because they knew the kids wouldn’t go to jail. I actually have an old photograph of the group of friends I used to hang out with— there were seven us. After I came to America, they were all killed in the exact order that they were standing in that photograph."