"Rose is open, honest, heartfelt, to the point of being selfish, wonderfully selfish. Martha is clever, calm, but rarely says what she’s really thinking. Donna is blunt, precise, unfiltered, but with a big heart beneath all the banter. […] If Rose can be selfish, then her finest moments will come when she’s selfless. If Martha keeps quiet, then her moments of revelation — like her goodbye to the Doctor — make her fly. Donna is magnificently self-centered — not selfish, but she pivots everything around herself, as we all do — so when she opens up and hears the Ood song, or begs for Caecilius’ family to be saved, then she’s wonderful."
— Russell T. Davies, The Writer’s Tale (via thegirlwithmanynames)
"The Ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear."
— Deepak Chopra (via universal-wanderer)
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"You won’t allow me to go to school.
I won’t become a doctor.
One day you will be sick."
Poem written by an 11-year-old Afghan girl
This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous), and their doubts about religion.
One of the best articles I’ve read all year. Here’s the link
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"I think too much. I think ahead. I think behind. I think sideways. I think it all. If it exists, I’ve fucking thought of it."
— Winona Ryder (via a-c-i-d-dream)
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"I have a million things to talk to you about. A million things we have to talk about. All I want in this world is you. I want to see you and talk. I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning."
— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via lissomed)
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"I think it’s something we have to learn as human beings - the ability to take something negative in, digest it, and move on. It doesn’t mean to forget about it. It doesn’t mean let it take you over. Just living with it and functioning still.” Jesse Rutherford (The neighbourhood local leader)"
— http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=28010 (via manchulip)
"When I am with you, there is nowhere else I’d rather be. And I am a person who always wants to be somewhere else."
— David Levithan (via pumbra)
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"If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness."
— A phrase that was carved on the walls of a concentration camp cell during WWII by a Jewish prisoner (via milktree)
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