Posts tagged quote.
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
I said to the almond tree, ‘Sister, speak to me of God.’ And the almond tree blossomed.
It starts with this: put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn’t in the middle of the room. Life isn’t a support-system for art. It’s the other way around.
What is destined will reach you, even if it be underneath two mountains. What is not destined, will not reach you, even if it be between your two lips.
What’s wrong with our children? …Adults telling children to be honest while lying and cheating. Adults telling children not to be violent while marketing and glorifying violence…I believe that adult hypocrisy is the biggest problem children face in America.
Marian Wright Edelman (Children’s Advocate)
Not just in America
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
How could an alphabet—letters that didn’t even mean anything by themselves—be important?
But it was important. Our stories, our names, our alphabet. Even Uncle’s newspaper.
It was all about words.
If words weren’t important, they wouldn’t try so hard to take them away.
This was my favorite book in fourth grade! Oh heritage.
Give me the gift to blend and bond with a friend.
Give me the brains to stay away from love.
Give me the strength to challenge my own fate.
Give me the feet to walk from this tangled state.
Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.
Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold onto something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it’s so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn’t come back. You’re left so alone that you can’t explain.
Well John, if they are not going to make a distinction between Muslims and violent extremists, why should I take the time to distinguish between decent fearful white people and racists?
Aasif Mandvi on The Daily Show (via ordinaryrevolutionary)
Will someone give this man an award?