“The most heartbreaking judgment, the most powerful resistance, is in the hearts of those who are gay themselves. I know this could extend to any minority who developed their sense of self and their self-worth based on projections of “normalcy” in the world around them. We’re overwhelmed with institutionalized homophobia, sexism, racism and classism. Feast on this your whole life and it’s no wonder most of us battle to accept who we are.”—Sara Quin (via whenyouloveteganandsaraquin)
“I don’t think that I’ve been in love as such, Although I liked a few folk pretty well. Love must be vaster than my smiles or touch, For brave men died and empires rose and fell For love: girls followed boys to foreign lands And men have followed women into Hell.
In plays and poems someone understands There’s something makes us more than blood and bone And more than biological demands… For me, love’s like the wind, unseen, unknown. I see the trees are bending where it’s been, I know that it leaves wreckage where it’s blown. I really don’t know what ‘I love you’ means. I think it means ‘Don’t leave me here alone.’”—Neil Gaiman, “Sonnet” (via tensive)