During my teenage years I learnt that there is a massive difference between 
being wanted and being desired. That just because someone will explore the 
universe between your thighs at 3am, it does not mean that they will stroke 
your hair when your demons won’t sleep. Please never think that the two 
together are not possible, I have lived it and lost it. But please be cautious. 
Don’t give away your heart when all they want is to fuck you. Although there is 
a universe between your legs, know that there is also a universe underneath 
your skin, make sure they are willing to touch both before you allow a space 
in your heart for someone who has no intention of exploring every inch of you. 
— Ellis Jayne Edwards


"Don’t let people happen to you, don’t let me happen to you, or her, she’s not a fucking television show or tornado. There are people I might have loved had they gotten on the airplane or run down the street after me or called me up drunk at four in the morning because they need to tell me right now, and because they cannot regret this and I always thought I’d be the only one doing crazy things for people or being entirely vulnerable and honest, and making someone fall in love with you is easy, and flying 3000 miles on four days notice because you can’t just sit there and do nothing and breathe into telephones is not everyone’s idea of love but it is the way I can recognize it because that is what I do. Go scream it and be with her in meaningful ways because that is beautiful and that is generous and that is what loving someone is, that is raw and that is unguarded, and that is all that is worth anything, really.” —Harvey Milk