One of the great errors of an elite education, then, is that it teaches you to...– The American Scholar: The Disadvantages of an Elite Education - William Deresiewicz
Fantastic video describing the (very real) wage gap in the US.
I am sick to death of people who celebrate “the family” making...– Trayvon Martin News - Trayvon Martin and the End of Excuses - Esquire
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On why she came out in the Stanford student newspaper when she was 17: “I...– Rachel Maddow: The Fresh Air Interview : NPR
Here's the thing.
Or one of the many things. I keep forgetting I have a tumblr. That’s okay, people get busy. But, I have had this tumblr since 2009, and there are a lot of different entries in it. The reblogs I chose over time definitely mirror how I was feeling at the time. I don’t really want to get rid of that or delete the entries. Now, I am back in school. I love it. I am also reading...
Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And...– Louis de Berniéres Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (via quote-book)
Perhaps most illuminating, however, was an offhand remark about the size of...– How many secret wars are we fighting? - War Room - Salon.com This entire article was disturbing to me - and, coincidentally, on the topic that I was discussing earlier tonight with a friend. I do not understand how the US can manage to spend billions and billions of dollars on secret military...
Here’s the alternative: Admit that adult life is scary because there is no clear...– Best alternative to grad school | Penelope Trunk Blog
always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?– tina fey (via carlovely)
I suppose people can go through an entire lifetime without questioning God and a...– “Why I Don’t Believe”, Maryam Namazie (Iran), human rights activist (via kateoplis)
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the...– Jim Morrison (via kari-shma)
Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and...– Pablo Neruda (via bruisedlimbs)
When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time.– Laurie Halse Anderson (via kari-shma)
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.– Maya Angelou (via creatingaquietmind)
I spent my life learning to feel less. Every day I felt less. Is that growing...– Jonathan Safran Foer(via shetakesflight)
I found that every single successful person I’ve ever spoken to had a turning...– Brian Tracy (via inspiri)
Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been....– Eve Ensler (via misswallflower)
You by TV on the Radio. Can we just talk for a...
Tracy Morgan threatens to kill his son if gay...
uteruses-before-duderuses: rivahsong:thequietworld:mrgolightly | recycleanimals: 30 Rock star and former SNL alum Tracy Morgan’s June 3rd stand-up routine drove offtrack, and eventually off a cliff when the comedian went on a homophobic tirade while onstage in Nashville, Tennessee. Morgan reportedly attacked President Obama for supporting the LGBT community, called homosexuality a choice,...
There’s a trick to the “graceful exit.” It begins with the vision to recognize...– Ellen Goodman (via thresca)
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t...– Louise Erdrich (via girlwithoutwings)
Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance...– Khalil Gibran (The Prophet)
…people universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something...– Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray and Love (via quote-book)
Life is difficult for everyone. We all have stress and we all need someone in...– Joshua Hartzell (via atomos) I hope so.
I don’t know about other people, but when I wake up in the morning and put my...– Charles Bukowski (via henrycharlesbukowski)
Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their...– Friedrich Nietzsche (via kari-shma)
Don’t concede to terms you know aren’t in your best interests,...– Libra - Astroberry horoscope …Its like they know my future.
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.– Anaïs Nin (via thresca)
So many people enter and leave your life! Hundreds of thousands of people! You...– Mr. Black, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer | (via nubivagantmusings)
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to...– John Lennon (via ireadintothings)
And I ask you right here please to agree with me that a scar is never ugly. That...– Chris Cleave (via 1000scientists)
Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their...– Mark Twain (via kari-shma)
It’s work. The person you love is rarely worthy of how big your love is. Because...– Dennis Lehane, Mystic River (2001)
After the war in Liberia you rented a house in the capital, and lived there for...– Sebastian Junger Remembers Tim Hetherington (via)