All the hardest, coldest people you meet,
were once as soft as water.
And that’s the tragedy of living.

— Iain S. Thomas  (via bruisinq)

In my stars I am above thee; but be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.

— Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare (via bellecs)

"She was special because she didn’t have a line cut between brain and mouth. That is, you asked her a question and she answered it. She was not fearful of public opinion and what it thought of her. She fought the battle for AIDS before Rock Hudson had AIDS. You know, there were even hollywood stars who wouldn’t talk to her and wouldn’t go to any of her rallies to try to raise money because they didn’t want to be associated with AIDS. And she stood up for it. She stood up for Michael Jackson in his darkest days, and his worst days. It matters not if you agreed with her, but it was her ability to be so forceful for so many things. And loyalty, which to me is the number one attribute a person could have, was her number one thing. If she was your friend, she was your friend. You can’t buy loyalty… and of course, there were her eyes- we’ll never see eyes like that again." -Larry King, on what made Elizabeth Taylor special.

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

— e.e. cummings *Glamour (via glamour)