“Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognise it as such.”—Henry Miller (via kari-shma)
“Ayn Rand is one of those things that a lot of us, when we were 17 or 18 and feeling misunderstood, we’d pick up. Then, as we get older, we realize that a world in which we’re only thinking about ourselves and not thinking about anybody else, in which we’re considering the entire project of developing ourselves as more important than our relationships to other people and making sure that everybody else has opportunity – that that’s a pretty narrow vision.”—President Obama, in an interview with Rolling Stone, when asked about Paul Ryan’s “obsession” with Rand. source (via shortformblog)
Im all for girls drawing and writing self indulgent bullshit, especially considering about 97% of the media around today is just men writing and drawing self indulgent bullshit
I’m also really over people sneering at teenage girls writing exceptional, self indulgent versions of themselves in fanfiction, when f. Scott Fitzgerald did the same thing and gets called the voice of a generation.
I’m not for girls doing these things, but in my defense, I was never in favor of men doing them either. Don’t be self indulgent.
I had to reblog this because its literally the funniest response to this post Ive seen yet.
Dont be self indulgent. Dont eat food that tastes good, dont look at cool things you like, dont read books that youll actually enjoy, only read the dictionary, but not the fun words. Dont breathe, dont be self indulgent.
everyone’s grandparents seem to have really cute stories of how they met, and like my grandparents met when my grandma was running away from police during a protest and she jumped on the back of my grandads motorcycle and just screamed “DRIVE FUCKING DRIVE”