“Start your twenties with a lot of friends and leave with a few good ones. What happened? People faded away into their careers and relationships. Fights were had and never resolved. Shit happens.”—Ryan O’Connell (via twenty-what)
“I don’t usully like thinking about the future. i mean, let’s face it, you can’t predict what’s going to happen. but sometimes, the thing you didn’t expect is what you really wanted after all. maybe the best thing to do is just stop trying to figure out where you’re going, and enjoy where you’re at.
- scrubs”—(via sailing-through-stars)
“There are 41 wars being fought around the world right now. Most of us are busy and we race through our weeks without paying a great deal of attention, but yesterday this week stopped, because one of those wars reached into the sky and grabbed 298 people who could have been any of us.”—CBS’ Scott Pelley, commenting on our shared humanity, after the missile attack of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 (source)
“Calling something exotic emphasizes its distance from the reader. We don’t refer to things as exotic if we think of them as ordinary. We call something exotic if it’s so different that we see no way to emulate it or understand how it came to be. We call someone exotic if we aren’t especially interested in viewing them as people — just as objects representing their culture.”—Fantasy author N. K. Jemisin on The Unexotic Exotic (via thebooksmugglers)
“Nudity is natural—none of us were born with clothes on. Nudity does not even have any necessary relationship to sex (you can very well have sex with a lot of your clothes on), and thus it should not be constrained to purely sexual contexts.”—“Barely Empowering,” The Columbia Spectator, April 3, 2014. (via bedsider)