"Never did she find anything so difficult as to keep herself from losing her temper when she was suddenly disturbed while absorbed in a book. People who are fond of books know the feeling of irritation which sweeps over them at such a moment. The temptation to be unreasonable and snappish is not easy to manage."
"A Little Princess" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
"If I didn't think, I'd be much happier."
"Writers, like elephants, have long, vicious memories. There are things I wish I could forget."
William S. Burroughs
"Make all your decisions on how hilarious it would be if you did it."
"I was born with glass bones and paper skin. Every morning I break my legs, and every afternoon I break my arms. At night, I lie awake in agony until my heart attack puts me to sleep."
"The notion of 'looking past' disability to somehow see 'the real person' is one I have come to find deeply offensive. I spent my teenage years thinking that I needed to find someone who could ignore my physical body and see my 'attributes'my intelligence and humor, my mad knitting skillz. I thought that the only logical way for someone to find me attractive would be for them to ignore what I look like. It didn't occur me until years later that my body is also an attribute."
Stella Young, "Don't look past my disabled bodylove it"
"Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it."
"Don't just be yourself, be all of your selves."
"For each person there is a sentencea series of wordswhich has the power to destroy him."
Philip K. Dick
"You guys suck down ice like it's water."
Amy, Personal Quote
"One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn't have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it's your home, and you must decorate it."
"Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive."
"People will love you. People will hate you. And none of it will have anything to do with you."
"If you haven't got anything good to say about anybody, come sit next to me."
"So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I'll see you at the movies."
Roger Ebert, the last sentence of his last blog post
"The Doctor's message seems to be accept life in all its forms. He doesn't react with horror when he sees a blue, three-headed monster. He reacts with wonder, and I think that's a very important message to send out to children."
Christopher Eccleston, on filming "Doctor Who"
"Make your own bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between stories."
"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
"It's a Cherokee Rose. The story is that when American soldiers were moving Indians off their land on the Trail of Tears, the Cherokee mothers were grieving and crying so much 'cause they were losing their little ones along the way from exposure and disease and starvation. A lot of them just disappeared. So the elders, they said a prayer; asked for a sign to uplift the mothers' spirits, give them strength and hope. The next day this rose started to grow where the mothers' tears fell. I'm not fool enough to think there's any flowers blooming for my brother. But I believe this one bloomed for your little girl."
Daryl Dixon, "The Walking Dead"
"Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us."
Random Joke on the Internet: "Fact: If a lesbian is trying to court a bisexual woman, she will lay her head on her lap and start purring like a cat. If the bisexual chooses her as her mate, she will braid ribbons into the lesbian's hair, no matter how short. This feat can only be accomplished by bisexual women. This is also why bisexual women always carry ribbon with them at all times."
Pete: "By contrast, bisexual men always carry meat tenderizers (the hammer kind, not the chemical kindwe're not classless, after all). You know, for funsies. Just in case."
Me: "I always wondered why you carried that thing around."
Random Joke on the Internet: "If you do not copy this text to 8 1/2 people there will be two bears every time you open a door forever!"
Me: "Wait, so Matt and Pete will just lurk outside my doors?"
Pete: "You are the worst friend."
Me: (texting) "So I don't suppose you could convince your parents that you should keep the sweetest, most loving half-grown kitten?"
Charlie: "Omg no what why would you show me that. *ugly crying* No, I can't keep her."
Me: "So we found this dog, he's super sweet, do you think you could keep him?" (that is my cousin's dog)
Charlie: "Haha! Omg he looks so sweet but aggressive. I don't know, I think he might belong to someone that would be looking for him..."
Me: "We found a cat, can you keep her? She's STARVING." (that is my cat)
Charlie: "Oh, my God, that poor cat just look at her I can see her rib cage. How tragic, I'll have to buy all the food."
Me: "We found this bear, can you ask your parents if you can take him? He's super sweet!" (that is Pete)
Charlie: "...I did not expect that one."
"True friends don't judge each other. They judge other people. Together."
Comic Character #1: "Y'know, X-Men is a bit like the gay rights movement."
Comic Character #2: "You mean the struggle for acceptance in a hostile world? The challenge to be allowed to be who we are and not seek a 'cure'?"
Comic Character #1: "Well, that and our amazing powers."
Comic Character #2: "We're meant to keep those a secret!"
Pete: "It's true. I shoot rays out of my eyes that make things wither and die. My name is THE SHADE."
Me: "Pfft, don't most gay men have that power?"
"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."
"Leaving is not enough. You must stay gone. Train your heart like a dog. Change the locks on even the house he's never visited. You lucky, lucky girl. You have an apartment just your size. A bathtub full of tea. A heart the size of Arizona, but not nearly so arid. Don't wash away your cracked past, your crooked toes, your problems are papier mache puppets you made or bought because the vendor at the market was so compelling you just had to have them. You had to have him. And you did. And now you pull down the bridge between your houses, you make him call before he visits, you take a lover for granted, you take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic. Make the first bottle you consume in this place a relic. Place it on whatever altar you fashion with a knife and five cranberries. Don't loose too much weight. Stupid girls are always trying to disappear as revenge. And you are not stupid. You loved a man with more hands than a parade of beggars, and here you stand. Heart like a four-poster bed. Heart like a canvas. Heart leaking something so strong they can smell it in the street."
"Frida Kahlo to Marty McConnell" by Marty McConnell
"They would do warm-ups every morningI was usually in the hair chair and couldn't get outwhere one of the guys was playing piano and everyone else would be singing, but they would end up singing 'The Circle of Life' from 'The Lion King'. And young Daniel [Huttlestone], the kid who plays Gavroche, would be there and at the very end; they would lift him like Simba."
Aaron Tveit, on filming "Les Miserables"
"My grandkids always beat me at Rock Band. And I say, 'Listen, you may beat me at Rock Band, but I made the original records, so shut up.'"
"You must be proud, bold, pleasant, resolute, and now and then stab, as occasion serves."
"Edward II" by Christopher Marlowe
jackchasejfc: "Every time I use 'they' to refer to a single gender-unknown person on Tumblr, another piece of my grammar-filled heart shatters, and the pieces scatter at the bottom of hell."
shibakisses: "'They' has been a singular pronoun for hundreds of years, you melodramatic dipshit."
miguel-the-sexy-and-powerful-god: "Well...actually...no...they is plural. People use they when they should use he, she, or it."
baras: "Dense motherfucker, the pronoun 'they' is an English equivalent for the third person indefinite singular and has been for literally centuries. It remains morphologically and syntactically plural therefore you don't need to shit your little pantaloons at compromising your surely rock solid grammar rules. I guarantee every fuckin' time you've ever had to refer to a person of an unknown gender you've used "they" subconsciously. ("The post clerk gave me a message for you." "Oh, what did they say?") but you only have a problem with it when people specify it as a pronoun for themselves because you're a shitlord, I fuckin' guess."
One of the best examples of internet smackdown I've ever seen
Pete: "A thought came to me as I got ready this morning: 'Chris Argent and Peter Hale's [from "Teen Wolf"] version of a safeword is probably the use of a defibrillator.'"
Me: "WHY? WHY DID I FIND THIS DELIGHTFUL?"
Random Comedian: "Like the other day. I was doing a cookery program. By which I meanI was cooking my dinner and pretending my microwave was a camera."
Pete: "Leslie. I do this. You do this, too. Don't lie."
Me: "I DON'T DO IT OUT LOUD."
Me: "I want to do a Teen Wolf watching party. I miss it."
Pete: "We'd need Teen Wolf food. Did I show you the pastries on Tumblr? They were like anatomically correct hearts."
Me: "Yes, awesome, those!"
Pete: "What else?"
Me: "Raw deer."
Pete: "We could do venison sausage."
Me: "I love venison. And we'd need something to represent Peter Hale."
Pete: "But how do you serve rape food? We could serve roofies!"
Me: "We'll hide them in the hearts!"
Pete: "No, no, we'll get just normal SweetTarts and pour glasses of champagne and just drop them in before we hand the glass off."
Me: "Perfect! We are doing this."
Pete: "And Scott will be represented by a potato. Just a plain potato with nothing on it. You set it down and go, 'God, mom!' For Lydia, blondies with Strawberries in 'em. For Jackson: fried alligator or rattlesnake. For Stiles: Jolt Cola. For Erica: cheesecake (served on a leather platter). For Boyd: a giant hunk of beef. For Derek: creme brulee (potentially sweet on the inside, despite its burnt exterior). For Isaac: something from the freezer. (I AM THE WORST PERSON I KNOW.)"
Me: *chokes* "I love you."
"We are all unkind from time to time. We all do things we desperately wish we could undo. Those regrets just become part of who we are, along with everything else. To spend time trying to change that, well, it's like chasing clouds."
"A Great and Terrible Beauty" by Libba Bray
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
Winnie the Pooh
"I cured myself of shyness when it finally occurred to me that people didn't think about me half as much as I gave them credit for. The truth was, nobody gave a damn. Like most teenagers, I was far too self-centered. When I stopped being prisoner to what I worried was others' opinions of me, I became more confident and free."
"You think relationships are difficult? Try friendships. Try courting someone in order to convince them to join you in some nameless, shapeless platonic complicationforever. Convince an adult stranger that you are worth a healthy slice of their limited time and energy without the prize of sex or romance."
Laura Jayne Martin
"Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time."
Ali bin Abi Taleb
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpersso many caring people in this world."
"What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness."
"Opinions are like orgasms...mine matters most and I really don't care if you have one."
"My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it's very open ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do."
Ani Di Franco
"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."