People Who Rock: Solange Knowles

I don’t ever, ever, ever try to convey me having it all together because I f*ck up all the time. I’m definitely as flawed as they come. I think me putting myself out there as some role model would be completely a false misrepresentation because you don’t see when somebody pops off to me and I pop off and I’m like, ‘That was so [not] mature, bring it down.’ It’s always a work in progress but I really, really do consider myself a student of the world and I’m always asking a bunch of questions to people who seem to have it even 10 percent together.

Why are there not one million gif sets of this already? This scene was beautiful and the advice was spot on.

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Others imply that they know what it is like to be depressed because they have gone through a divorce, lost a job, or broken up with someone. But these experiences carry with them feelings. Depression, instead, is flat, hollow, and unendurable. It is also tiresome. People cannot abide being around you when you are depressed. They might think that they ought to, and they might even try, but you know and they know that you are tedious beyond belief: you are irritable and paranoid and humorless and lifeless and critical and demanding and no reassurance is ever enough. You’re frightened, and you’re frightening, and you’re “not at all like yourself but will be soon,” but you know you won’t.

An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison

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Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.

Cyril Connolly

So important in the age of social media.

I am not sadistic." He doesn’t yell. I wish he would yell. It would scare me less. He leans his face close to mine, which reminds me of lying inches away from the attack dog’s fangs in the aptitude test, and says, "If I wanted to hurt you, don’t you think I would have already?

Veronica Roth, Divergent, p 165

UGH. Nope. Nope nope nope. I am so tired of “romantic” plotlines about tough guys showing restraint. THIS IS A THREAT. Four is pointing out how easily he could hurt Tris, and how noble he is to have not done so. She is scared, he is in her space, and he reminds her of an “attack dog’s fangs.” This is NOT romantic or valiant in any way!

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Disney villains genderbend first part! 

Shan-yu, Hades, Maleficent, Dr. Facilier, Captain Hook, Jafar 

The days on which one has been the most inquisitive are among the days on which one has been happiest.

Robert Lynd