|—||Pete Wentz (dec. 2005)|
“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.
“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”
“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”
“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
— The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) by Margery Williams, 1922
"I can feed the caterpillar, and I can whisper through the chrysalis,
but what hatches follows its own nature and is beyond me.”
Best. Description. Ever.
|—||Thomas Harris, Hannibal (via ironandsilverstarling)|
|—||Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs|
|—||Tracee Ellis Ross (via thedapperproject)|
|—||Ezra Koenig (via quotestuff)|
|—||F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise (via larmoyante)|