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The Buddhists say if you meet somebody and your heart pounds, your hands shake, your knees go weak, that’s not the one. When you meet your ‘soul mate’ you’ll feel calm. No anxiety, no agitation. — Monica Drake, Clown Girl (via larmoyante)
I can’t stand it to think my life is going so fast and I am not really living it. — Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises (via exoticwild)

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Unlike both Lana Del Rey and Beyonce, pop artists whose self-aware work orients around being watched, FKA twigs’ videos seem to be about derailing perfection, mucking up our understanding of how this is supposed to work, playing with our confusion. All we’re given is whatever truth we can tease out from the way her gaze is fixed on the camera — the way it sometimes meets ours like a dare, and is sometimes (as it is on the album’s cover) so flat she seems unreal — beautiful, dead-eyed — plastic. — Jessica Hopper, Wondering Sound


There’s so much to say (and has already been said) about FKA twigs debut album LP1, but what caught and held my attention is the amount of space on this record; the frequent pauses between words and sentences to exaggerate the depth of every syllable, the beats that seem to linger and drag so long that you hold your breath waiting for the next to drop.

Although I would categorize this music as quiet, it’s anything but relaxing. You’re not putting it on to sit back and chill out. In fact, upon first listen, I watched as Tahliah Barnett’s sultry vocals dismantled my expectations piece by prudish piece. The placement of her expletives alone seem to draw my secret desires out of their shell.

LP1 is packed so full of whispers, evasive innuendo, and longing that I want to examine every curve and crevice of this album. And yet I’m still frustrated, but just as entranced, as Barnett fools me into believing we’re sharing intimate secrets before she slips away — elusive as ever. The distance that continues to emanate from her declarations keeps me captivated.

Lindsay Hood, Wondering Sound




People belong in your life by natural vibration, not forced will or expectation. — hybrid-machine  (via nyu-tah)

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That’s when you’re lying naked in bed and they walk out to get a glass of water and you feel like crying because you don’t feel good within yourself.”

-Cleo, Girlpool

"My greatest fear is that a teenage girl will come to our show feeling empty and will hear that song and think “Ok, I’m just going to do that. That might make me feel better.” … Harmony and I are currently trying to change the lyrics so that when I sing, it’s negative. I don’t want to do it. I don’t want to do this. When Harmony sings, “I’m feeling fine,” I’m singing, “I’d rather die.’"

-Cleo, Girlpool


Dear Baba Yaga,
While I’ve come to mostly accept the body I was born with and use for loving, working, and playing, I can’t help but feel uneasy about one physical feature. It’s not quite a hunchback, but my shoulders are fleshy and my back has a roundness below my neck. When I catch glimpses of my posture in windows or mirrors, I’m always surprised and disappointed. How can this be me? I stretch and do yoga, but I’m afraid it’s not enough to keep me from growing into a grotesque old woman. What should l do?
All mirrors tell the wrong story . Your cloak-hem has already brushed the ink-pool that mars all of us; the marring of being not as we thought we were. I sit at my mirror daily & make loud laughter, inking my brows & lips with the mar-muck–then I step : through the glass to glimpse other Sights. You have ) made a loveliness of yr body through the moving of it, & the mirror is a false confidant. Evermore, to be as I am is an honor & a magic.

Cleo Tucker: “[Girlpool started because] we wanted to be honest more than anything else. We wanted to make music that people can find empowering. “Being political” — that could be anything. We wanted something that was honest and straightforward. The one word we would use to describe ourselves is “vulnerable.” We both wanted to be super vulnerable, which was something we didn’t see happening a lot [in music]. When your music comes from a sensitive place — that’s what we wanted to explore. Because of the stripped down nature of our music, if one of us messes up, it’s incredibly noticeable. We’re not trying to hide. We’re not trying to be anything other than how we are”.

Do you know what a foreign accent is? It’s a sign of bravery. — Amy Chua, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom (via bluishorbs)

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whats the meaning of life? son, its those little tiny pumpkins. the ones that are mad small.  you know the ones i mean. 

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I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art. — Helena Bonham Carter (via sickur)

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