Die Welt des Bürgertums […] ist geprägt vom Streben nach materieller Sicherheit, nach normalem, nicht aus dem Rahmen des Üblichen fallendem Betragen sowie nach Anerkennung durch die Umwelt. […] auch die Bürger [können] Anteil am Wunderbaren haben: im Traum, in der Liebe, durch den Alkohol; allerdings bleiben auch in diesen ‚unwirklichen’ Zuständen die Bürgerträume von Erfolg und Ansehen vorherrschend.

Hartmut Steinecke, im Nachwort zu E.T.A. Hoffmanns der goldne Topf (Reclam 2004) [1814]

To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision. Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity. […] The bright hours when the young rebelled against the descending sun had to give way to twenty-four-hour periods called “days” that were named as well as numbered.

Maya Angelou I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (1984)

I was just taking a casual selfie, when suddenly…*gasp*

gpoy (when there’s a group of people, in a park, one of them is playing the guitar, and everyone is singing) 

Eminem talking about his father leaving him at a young age

oh em </3 :’/ such daddy issues…it’ll be fine tho boo

(Source: mnroes)





I think we still live in a culture that assumes that men are single by choice and women are single because no one wants them.