"Greek myths mention several Islands of Women, where Amazons lived without men, only consorting with neighboring colonies of males at certain seasons when they wanted to conceive their children. Taurus, Lemnos, and Lesbos were said to be such all-female societies. The Greeks apparently feared them. They said the women of Taurus sacrificed to their Goddess all men who landed on their shores; and the women of Lemnos had risen up against their husband and murdered all of them at once. The Greek writers seemed to have not doubt that women could destroy whole populations of adult males, and there was no effective defense against them."
- The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara G. Walker (p. 26)
(Source: ancient-memories, via psychicdisco)
"Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions."
- Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (via dyslexxicon)
(Source: quotes-shape-us, via pastel--pussy)
"Be soft, kind and loving. But also take nobody’s shit."
- (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: travel-as-a-happy-hippie, via bel-endroit)
"And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about."
- Haruki Murakami (via psych-facts)