"I cannot help thinking that there is something to admire in everyone, even if you do not approve of them."
— E.M. Forster (via wordsnquotes)
"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people."
— Carl Jung (via thecalminside)
"They foolishly expected great things of me."
— H.P Lovecraft (via ask-prof-morbus)
"Monster" is derived from the Latin noun monstrum, "divine portent," itself formed on the root of the verb monere, "to warn." It came to refer to living things of anomalous shape or structure, or to fabulous creatures like the sphinx who were composed of strikingly incongruous parts, because the ancients considered the appearance of such beings to be a sign of some impending supernatural event. Monsters, like angels, functioned as messengers and heralds of the extraordinary. They served to announce impending revelation, saying, in effect, "Pay attention; something of profound importance is happening."
— My Words to Victor Frankenstein: by Susan Stryker (via sea-change)
(Source: whatmonstrosity, via the-library-and-step-on-it)
"Male fury at not having emotional and sexual needs met is far too common, as is the idea that you can rape or punish one woman to get even for what other women have done or not done. A teenager was stabbed to death for turning down a boy’s invitation to go to the prom this spring; a 45-year-old mother of two was murdered May 14th for trying to “distance herself” from a man she was dating; the same night as the Isla Vista shootings, a California man shot at women who declined sex. After the killings in Isla Vista, the term “sexual entitlement” was suddenly everywhere, and blogs and commentary and conversations began to address it with brilliance and fury. I think that May 2014 marks the entry of the phrase into everyday speech. It will help people identify and discredit manifestations of this phenomenon. It will help change things. Words matter."
— Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, #YesAllWomen Changes the Story | TomDispatch (via brutereason)
"My idea of rich is that you can buy every book you ever want without looking at the price and you’re never around assholes. That’s the two things to really fight for in life."
— John Waters (via detailsdetales)
(Source: marion--crane, via bookporn)
They’re pretty much gods who are also ex-boyfriends that control metal and brains — Magneto builds a special helmet just to keep Xavier from knowing what his feelings are; HE BUILDS A BRAIN CAGE SO HIS EX-BOYFRIEND WON’T KNOW HOW SAD HE IS. That is the demigod-level mutant equivalent of setting your gchat status to invisible so your ex-boyfriend can’t tell that you’re online. That is so campy Susan Sontag just sat up in her grave and texted John Waters “omg did u hear about Magneto?!!!”
JOHN WATERS DID HEAR ABOUT IT. AND IT RULED.
Mallory Ortburg- My Stupid X-Men Opinions (via runeybadger)
OH MY GOD
"There’s like a million different ways to say “I love you.”
'Put your seat belt on.'
‘Watch your step.’
‘Get some rest.’
…you just gotta listen."
— (via goldenstories)
(Source: meri-juana, via bucky-barness)