Quotable

“As a child, teen, a young adult, I developed a firm belief in my solitude, the not-novel concept that we are each alone in the world. Some parts self-reliance, some parts self-protection, this belief offers a binary perspective - powerhouse or victim, complete responsibility or total divorcement, all in or out the door. Carried to its extreme, the idea gives me license to the belief that one’s own actions do not matter much; we traverse the world in our own bubbles, occasionally breaking through to one another but largely and ultimately alone….But that’s not what I learned in prison. That’s not how I survived prison. What I discovered was that I am emphatically not alone.”
— Piper Kerman, Orange is the New Black
“I had long ago accepted that I had to pay consequences. I am capable of making terrible mistakes, and I am also prepared to take responsibility for my actions.”
— Piper Kerman, Orange is the New Black
“Nora may have used me all those years ago, but I had been more than ready to take what she was offering.”
— Piper Kerman, Orange is the New Black
“Because it was stuffed with drug money, I was more concerned than one might normally be about lost luggage.”
— Piper Kerman, Orange is the New Black
“Your mother did not raise you with a wolf in your chest so you could howl over losing a man.”
— read this on here today and i haven’t stopped thinking about this quote since (via pluiedem)

(via livingthroughbooks)

“Here’s a general rule. When an insult is directed at a woman, consider how it would have sounded directed at a man. If the result is ridiculous, then it’s probably sexist.”

came across this great comment on an article Ruby Tandoh (Great British Bake Off Runner Up) wrote for The Guardian (via aconits)

this has been my rule of thumb for years

(via lacigreen)

(Source: ismisesarah, via forthefirsttimeinyearsxx)

“Jumping from failure to failure with undiminished enthusiasm is the big secret of success.”

Pioneering physicist Savas Dimopoulos in Particle Fever, the excellent documentary about the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson – a tenacity that characterized some of the greatest achievers and innovators in history.

Pair with Pixar’s cofounder on the importance of fostering a fail-forward culture.

(via explore-blog)
explore-blog:

Whatever your gender and politics, Roxane Gay's nuanced, intelligent meditation on the modern gender equality movement is a must-read.

explore-blog:

Whatever your gender and politics, Roxane Gay's nuanced, intelligent meditation on the modern gender equality movement is a must-read.

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“There’s only one rule you need to remember: laugh at everything and forget everybody else! It sound egotistical, but it’s actually the only cure for those suffering from self-pity”
— Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank