“ To laugh often and much: To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.
“ The reason I put out Bow Down is because I woke up, I went into the studio, I had a chant in my head, it was aggressive,it was angry,it wasn’t the Beyoncé that wakes up every morning. It was the Beyoncé that was angry. It was the Beyoncé that felt the need to defend herself…
— Beyoncé (via fuckyesbeyonce)
“ I always had the deepest affection for people who carried sublime tears in their silences.
— Virginia Woolf, The Diary Of Virginia Woolf Volume III (via loveyourchaos)