I can sympathize with Ken Kesey who once said that he stopped writing because he was tired of being a seismograph—an instrument that measures rumblings from a great distance. He said he wanted to be a lightning rod. Tom Wolfe (via theparisreview)
Not being able to wear leggings because it’s ‘too distracting for boys’ is giving us the impression we should be guilty for what guys do.
Responding to her middle school’s ban on shorts, leggings and yoga pants for girls.
I want to roll over at 2 a.m. to a kiss from you not a text message
Pride and Prejudice
- Mr. Darcy: How are you this evening, my dear?
- Elizabeth Bennet: Very well... Although I wish you wouldn't call me "my dear".
- Mr. Darcy: [chuckle] Why?
- Elizabeth Bennet: Because it's what my father always calls my mother when he's cross about something.
- Mr. Darcy: What endearments am I allowed?
- Elizabeth Bennet: Well let me think... "Lizzy" for everyday, "My Pearl" for Sundays, and... "Goddess Divine"... but only on very special occasions.
- Mr. Darcy: And... What should I call you when I am cross? Mrs. Darcy?
- Elizabeth Bennet: No! No. You may only call me "Mrs. Darcy"... when you are completely, perfectly, and incandescently happy.
- Mr. Darcy: Then how are you this evening... Mrs. Darcy? [Kisses her on the forehead] Mrs. Darcy... [Kisses her on the right cheek] Mrs. Darcy... [Kisses her on the nose] Mrs. Darcy... [Kisses her on the left cheek] Mrs. Darcy... [Kiss her on the lips]
If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years. Bertrand Russell (via thatlitsite)