"Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in."
my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via maarnayeri
"Half the world’s starving; the other half is trying to lose weight."
"Not everyone you lose is a loss."
"It’s easy for someone to joke about scars if they’ve never been cut."
William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet: Act 2, Scene 2 (via blaqmagic
"I love you, that means I’m not just here for the pretty parts. I’m here no matter what."
"don’t call me beautiful
i don’t care
call me intelligent
tell me my laugh is contagious;
that i made you smile
tell me i have something to offer"
"At some point, the family you create is more important than the one you were born into."
"My whole life I’ve been telling myself: “don’t be afraid.” And it is only now that I’m realizing how stupid that is. Don’t be afraid. Like saying: “don’t move out of the way when someone tries to punch you” or “don’t flinch at the heat of a fire” or “don’t blink.” Don’t be human. I’m afraid. And you’re afraid and we’re all always going to be afraid. Because that’s the point. What I should be telling myself is: “be afraid, but do it anyway. Live anyway.”"
"It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world."
"There’s as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe."
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Ep 2: Some of the Things that Molecules Do)
"Be silent in a group of people
See what they reveal to you."
"We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost."
"There comes a time when silence becomes betrayal."