Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak, you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind.
Elizabeth I, Queen of England (via tyenesand)
She knew herself, how she had slowly, over years, become a cat, a wolf, a snake, anything but a girl. How she had wrung out her girlhood like death.
Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless (via gendrie)