Art should disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.
the killers and the cops give us special advice like cross your legs and act fucking nice while they kill us off old and fucking young for breathing, relieving, and having fun. I Wanna Know What Love Is, Julie Ruin (Kathleen Hanna)
You don’t need to explain your dreams. They belong to you. Paulo Coelho (via elige)
Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves. Henry David Thoreau (via dirtcrumbgoddess)
Sometimes while I ride the subway I try to look at each person and imagine what they look like to someone who is totally in love with them. I think everyone has had someone look at them that way, whether it was a lover, or a parent, or a friend, whether they know it or not. It’s a wonderful thing, to look at someone to whom I would never be attracted and think about what looking at them feels like to someone who is devouring every part of their image, who has invisible strings that are connected to this person tied to every part of their body. I think this fun pastime is a way of cultivating compassion. It feels good to think about people that way, and to use that part of my mind that I think is traditionally reserved for a tiny portion of people I’ll meet in my life to appreciate the general public. I wish I thought about people like this more often. I think it’s the opposite of what our culture teaches us to do. We prefer to pick people apart to find their flaws. Cultivating these feelings of love or appreciation for random people, and even for people I don’t like, makes me a more forgiving and appreciative person toward myself and people I love. Also, it’s just a really excellent pastime. Dean Spade (via sadpeach)
Being born a woman is an awful tragedy… Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars - to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording - all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night… Sylvia Plath, on rape culture, etc (via fourmarys)
Joss Whedon: Feminist
- Interviewer: So why do you write these strong female characters?
- Whedon: Because you're still asking me that question.