You never need to apologize
for how you chose to survive.
— Clementine von Radics (via aestheticintrovert)
Human love is grossly flawed, and even when it isn’t, people routinely misunderstand it, reject it, use it or manipulate it. It is hard to protect a person you love from pain because people often choose pain; I am a person who often chooses pain. An animal will never choose pain; an animal can receive love far more easily than even a very young human.
— Mary Gaitskill, Lost Cat (via aestheticintrovert)