I don’t know Ms. Allis, but I like that she decided to illustrate Miyazake’s words.
Yes. All of it.
This is fantastic!
Tamora Pierce (source)
I’m just rediscovering these books and this woman after about two and a half years of developing emotionally and personally (and falling in love). Turns out, hers are the books I want my future children (especially daughters) to read not just because they’re exciting and well-written, but because the characters make good value judgments and are good role models not just for how to behave, but how to treat others.
Night Vale Inspires — Part 2 :]
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“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.
If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.
So I have two in mind (well, I did have about sixteen but had to do some very painful elimination):
It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read. – Lemony Snicket
The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it but the way those atoms are put together. – Carl Sagan
Although I can’t find a proper source for the Snicket quote. So maybe I won’t use that.
Honorable mention to “Sleep is good and books are better.” – George R.R. Martin, which was ultimately struck from the list because I’m not entirely sure I like GRRM.
Also: “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Khalil Gibran, which is absolutely gorgeous and I’m in love with it, but I don’t actually know anything about Gibran and felt uncomfortable using it because of that.
"ON THE SPECIOUS BASIS THAT BEING DISPASSIONATE IS THE SAME AS BEING RIGHT"
ugh bless this
because if they can stay calm while savagely kicking your open wound, then clearly, you have no excuse for screaming
holy shit, yes. wow.(via liamdryden)