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Everybody has an inferiority complex when they step into a room … When I was young I had so many inferiority complexes. I had an inferiority complex because I didn’t got university … because I didn’t train. Then it gets tiring. And you get bored of it … “Fuck it” is my guiding philosophy.

— Helena Bonham Carter

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As a girl, I was not sure how to be. I said things I did not mean. I said things I did not understand … As a woman, I still have moments of being outside of myself. But as a woman, I know now to ask what they mean, to try to understand, to not only be the help I need, but to ask for it as well.

– Cleo Wade (via her Instagram)

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People think you have to know what you want to do with your life by the time you’re 19. Wrong! Or that you have to be in a significant relationship in your twenties. Wrong! It’s all just nonsense.

— Tilda Swinton

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I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.

— Joan Didion

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If you ask a writer to give a lecture, you’ll get a writer’s lecture; and as we all know, the insides of writers’ heads resemble squirrels’ nests more than they do neatly arranged filing-cabinets.

— Margaret Atwood, “Concerning Franklin and his Gallant Crew”

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And then the dreams break into a million tiny pieces. The dream dies. Which leaves you with a choice: you can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream.

— Nora Ephron