"God did not make man in his image and then go, “Oh, you know what? I’m really not imaging myself correctly so let me add the woman. Now that I have man and woman, I’m imaging myself correctly.” No. Man, distinct, by himself, not with a spouse, images God completely and fully, and the woman, by herself, doesn’t need a husband, images completely and fully the image of God. So whether married or single, you image God. You do not become a full part of God’s plan at marriage. Stop that."
"If you are reading this, it means you are alive. Get up and look at yourself in the mirror. Think of all the hardships you’ve been through, all the heartache, all those times someone made you feel less than. All the times you didn’t feel like getting out of bed in the morning, every time someone made you cry your eyes out. When someone told you they didn’t want to be with you anymore, or that they didn’t love you back. When someone told you you weren’t cool enough, or pretty enough, or skinny enough. When someone close to you betrayed your trust, when you felt like all hope was lost. Guess what? You survived. You are still here, and you are incredible. You are strong and you are beautiful. Your heart has been cut, bruised and stepped on, but it still beats strong. You have been to the bottom and the only direction from here is up. Look at you, you are marvelous."
"If you want to kill yourself, kill what you don’t like. I had an old self that I killed. You can kill yourself too, but that doesn’t mean you got to stop living."
Archie’s Final Project.
Dir. David Lee Miller. (via wordsnquotes
"Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing’s going to disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on. In fact, things will even be worse the next time you open your eyes. That’s the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won’t make time stand still."
"The sun is perfect and you woke this morning. You have enough language in your mouth to be understood. You have a name, and someone wants to call it. Five fingers on your hand and someone wants to hold it. If we just start there, every beautiful thing that has and will ever exist is possible. If we start there, everything, for a moment, is right in the world."
"And if I ever felt like home to you, it was because you were safe with me. I want you to know that most of all."