If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets...– on falling in love, by john steinbeck
BEYONCE ART HISTORY →
kareem keeps it real →
When I was thirty, I was living my dream. I’d already accomplished most of what I’d set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blin…
The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that...– —Mary Anne Evans, aka George Eliot I originally saw this quote in this article that I didn’t particularly like in The Atlantic; that said, I did like the following paraphrase it made of the quote: In other words, those many millions of people who live in the “unvisited...
the birth name
the name warsan means good news in the somali language. i hated it. i despised my name. i wanted to be called something soft, something that ended with an “ah” sound. my name is difficult to whisper into the side of my face. my name is easy to use with a hard voice. i appreciate that now. the hesitation on the other side of the phone. the way they would replace my name with...
on how to write "fast"
“[In high school] I was a subscriber to the Great Lead Theory, which teaches that a story must have an opening paragraph so powerful that it leaves few readers still standing. Grantland Rice’s ‘Four Horsemen’ lead was my ideal. [Sportswriter Bill] Lyon watched as I ripped one sheet of copy paper after another out of my typewriter and finally gave me the most useful advice I...
great read on HRC Facebook campaign →
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you...– – Epicurus
Humanism in theory isn't enough. You need to be... →
—Ta-Nehisi Coates, on the need “real-life diversity”
If you visit China for three months you will want to write a book about China,...– some great comment on this Ta-Nehisi Coates post
Lessons from 2^5 that I wish I knew at 2^4 →
a never-ending dream →
I <3 ANG LEE.
“We are rich…..Why, we have 16 years to our credit, and we’re happy as queens, and we’ve all got imaginations, more or less. Look at that sea, girls—all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds……I don’t want to be anyone but myself, even if I...
True Believers in Justice | NYT Op-Doc by Dawn Porter Shared with me by my great friend XX
The solution isn’t to prohibit white writers from depicting non-white...– PREACH. more here
racism still exists →
How Underdogs Can Win →
By Malcolm Gladwell
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the WORLD. Today I am wise, so I...– from my favorite cousin-in-law :)
Our deepest fear is NOT that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in...
step-by-step instructions to A FREE CARRRRR! →
i can’t remember all the times i tried to tell myself to hold on to these...– came across this at some point in high school, not sure where, but it captures how i generally feel about things. so excited for 2013!
why can't adults understand LOVE as well as kids? →
Mariah Carey | Oh Santa! i have no regrets whatsoever for scheduling my office holiday party in november.
Kermit | Rainbow Connection
THIS IS OUR PRESIDENT. →
I try not to be one who declares love for people I don’t know, but this man just seems TOO GOOD.
it's time to get with the program. →
Life is long. There is always time for Plan B. But don’t begin with it.– Drew Faust | Harvard Baccalaureate Address, June 2008
Scout: “I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.” Jem: “That’s what I thought too when I was your age. If there’s just one kind of folks, why can’t they get along with each other? If they’re all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? Scout, I think I’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning...
Langston Hughes | Note on Commercial Theatre You’ve taken my blues and gone—- You sing ‘em on Broadway And you sing ‘em in Hollywood Bowl, And you mixed ‘em up with symphonies And you fixed ‘em So they don’t sound like me. Yep, you done taken my blues and gone. You also took my spirituals and gone. You put me in MACBETH and CARMEN JONES And all kinds of...
can choosing a career really be this simple? →
if so, i don’t think i’m quite ready to accept it yet :/
People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.– —Miss Maudie, from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
Inner resources are important to keep you going under all circumstances. These...– —Nobel Laureate, Burmese human rights activist Daw Aung San Suu Kyi via Dean Pamela George
To all the girls who are in a hurry to have a boyfriend or get married, a piece...– via helen and her ever-reliable kuumba panlist :)
don’t let fear block your blessings– via the adorable, fierce miss jasmin felton! :)
fear of a black president →
Ta-Nehisi Coates | The Atlantic read it through the end—that’s where it really gets good.