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The World Is An Audience...

Shakespeare once said all the world's a stage, but as author R.Z. Sheppard said “As a born actress, she instinctively understands that the world is more than a stage-it is an audience." As an actresses, this quote sums up my life. Everywhere I go I seem to put on a show, so now I've decided to document my acting adventures, struggles and let the world see more than just a performer.

Sonic Screwdriver Doctor Who

"We’re all addicted to something that takes away the pain" 

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Belle Aurora, Raw (via wordsnquotes)


It doesn’t interest me… what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me… how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me… what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know… if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.

I want to know… if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me.. if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know… if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.

I want to know… if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, Yes.

It doesn’t interest me… to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done…

It doesn’t interest me… who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me..where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

I want to know… if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

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Oriah, “The Invitation” (via wordsnquotes)


I stand silent, breathing in through my nose and out my mouth. Tonight’s argument is years of frustration stacked and hidden, too tall to push away anymore. A little trigger is all it takes, and we end up like this, saying things we don’t mean, taking our aggravation out on each other.

My heart pumps misguided love.

“This isn’t how it’s supposed to be,” it beats. “But that’s your boy—aimless and crazy for you.”

Knowing that I had a role on his spiral to the bottom kills me. As his parents continue to fail him, I should be the one that steps forward and says, “This is wrong.”

But to do so at this point in his madness would be betrayal, and I have to handle his trust with care.

Inhaling an uneven breath, I watch him under the moon’s glow washing out his already pale complexion. Icy wind blows my boy’s white tee against his slender body under his unzipped hoodie, and his hands shake at his sides.

I place my hands on the side of his cool face and whisper, “Tell me a secret.”

His body relaxes.

“I don’t want to be a secret anymore, baby.”

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Delinquents (Dusty #2), Mary Elizabeth and Sarah Elizabeth. (via dustyislove)

"I have tried to let you go and I cannot. I cannot stop thinking of you. I cannot stop dreaming about you." 

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Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus (via wordsnquotes)

"I don’t quite comprehend why you’d force someone to bow when the purpose of the gesture is to display allegiance and respect." 

Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass (via reading-is—breathing)

"If the sun is shining, stand in it- yes, yes, yes. Happy times are great, but happy times pass- they have to- because time passes. The pursuit of happiness is more elusive; it is life-long, and it is not goal-centred. What you are pursuing is meaning- a meaningful life… There are times when it will go so wrong that you will be barely alive, and times when you realise that being barely alive, on your own terms, is better than living a bloated half-life on someone else’s terms." 

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Why be happy when you could be normal? by Jeanette Winterson (via quotemybooks)

"…..why bother remembering a past that cannot be made into a present?

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Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling (via wordsnquotes)

"The girl wore her scars the way some women wore their finest jewelry." 

Sarah J. Maas - The Assassin and the Healer (via books-and-cookies)

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YA lit meme: kick-ass female characters

Celaena Sardothien, Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

She would not let that light go out. She would fill the world with it, with her light — her gift. She would light up the darkness, so brightly that all who were lost or wounded or broken would find their way to it, a beacon for those who still dwelled in that abyss. It would not take a monster to destroy a monster — but light, light to drive out the darkness…

"…Time moves in its own special way in the middle of the night" 

Haruki Murakami, After Dark (via introspectivepoet)