I don’t chase people anymore. I learned that I’m here, and I’m important. I’m not going to run after people to prove that I matter.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
— Maxim Gorky, The Lower Depths and Other Plays (via feellng)
All gods who receive homage are cruel. All gods dispense suffering without reason. Otherwise they would not be worshipped. Through indiscriminate suffering men know fear and fear is the most divine emotion. It is the stones for altars and the beginning of wisdom. Half gods are worshipped in wine and flowers. Real gods require blood.
— Zora Neale Hurtson, Their Eyes Were Watching God (via hiniascott)