"It's funny. My father knows. My two closest friends know. But my wife doesn’t know.  ...  Knowing would change the way she feels about me. She didn’t sign up for this. ... “She doesn’t want to know. If she already knows, she wants me to keep pretending.”  - Brené Brown: Daring Greatly

“Between the person I want to be and the person I am supposed to become I find that I am trapped in between the perfect expectation and the ultimate disappointment and that makes me lose the only person I have at the moment, myself.” —  VàZaki Nada

“Apparently it’s not socially acceptable for a man to invite another man out just for coffee or to go out for a meal, in case it’s perceived as a date. Like it’s fine if you wanna go to the pub and drink beer and have a chat but make it non-alcoholic and suddenly you’re not straight anymore? You can go to the cinema together but ONLY if it’s an action movie. You guys can’t even just go shopping with each other. Oh masculinity, so fragile, so strange.” -  Internet quote

“Imagine if we lived in a world where colours were simply colours. Pink was not ‘for girls’, blue was not 'for boys’ and everyone could wear and like whatever colours they wanted. Imagine how free that would make us feel when we wake up in the mornings.” -  Internet quote

"it’s not just “Don’t be perceived as weak,” but also “You better be great and all powerful.” Brown, Brené. Daring Greatly