I am constantly torn between wanting to improve myself and wanting to destroy myself.
Everyone I most honor is silent; all silent, and so I have trained myself to silence; induced to it also by the terror I have of my own unlimited capacity for feeling.
|Virginia Woolf, from Selected Letters (via cosmetic-plague)|
Survival is its own culture, and survivors recognize fellow survivors pretty easily. We speak a different language. We hold our bodies differently and we tend not to mince words. There is an urgency in us that is extremely clear.