"We’re always told to be gentle, kind, and patient with others, and nothing is wrong with that because we all need to be actively doing those things to better one another. But I don’t think we’re told enough how important it is to love ourselves, too. Now I don’t mean being self-focused and selfish. I mean truly getting to know yourself - your quirks and your depth, your hurts and your passions. Learning to love yourself is not a simple journey, but oh my gosh is it a thrill.
Be gentle with yourself.
Be kind to yourself.Be patient with yourself."
"You cannot live when you are untouchable. Life is vulnerability."
From Édouard Boubat: A Gentle Eye (via liquidnight)
“ I have a hard time believing that a God that is nothing but love would purposely create a creature inferior to another. It is impossible. I am equal to everything and anything that is around me — therefore, I must deal with it with so much respect and I must get that respect back. And I’m not going to explain the obvious and I’m not here to win I’m here to exist. For you to try to change me to make me more like yourself . .sit on this (shows middle finger) it’s just not gonna happen. I’m not defined by sex; I’m not defined by race; I’m not defined by a nationality — I’m Zoe. And I could have been a boy, I could have been a dog I just.. but I’m Zoe. I’m my mothers daughter I’m my fathers dughter and that is my . . how do you say it? . . That’s my biggest achievement in life. I know who I am. I love who I am. I like what I do, and I like how I do it. I like my mistakes and I like the pace at which I learn from my mistakes. I don’t want to be anybody else but me, and by knowing this, I want to continue figuring out who the f*ck I am.”
”People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true. But I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength. I’m very proud to have Latin blood.” — Zoe Saldana
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"And how odd it is
to be haunted by someone
that is still alive."