Any humane and reasonable person must conclude that if the ends, however...– -Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice (via loveyourchaos)
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the...– -Ansel Adams
Demeter, Waiting, Rita Dove
poetry365: No. Who can bear it. Only someone who hates herself, who believes to pull a hand back from a daughter’s cheek is to put love into her pocket— like one of those ashen Christian philosophers, or a war-bound soldier. She is gone again and I will not bear it. I will drag my grief through a winter of my own making, refuse any meadow that recycles itself into hope. Shit on the...
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Joanna Newsom (9) Rilo Kiley (8) Modest Mouse (8) The Beatles (7) Belle and Sebastian (6) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
A village cannot rearrange village life to suit the village idiot.– -Frank Shaeffer (on the Rachel Maddow Show) (via savagemike) (via yeahiwasintheshit) (via palahniukandchocolate)
Michael: I’m going in for a procedure today…
Oscar: Is everything ok?
Michael: Yea, it’s routine, I’m just a little bit scared.
Oscar: I’m sure everything will be fine. What’s the procedure if you don’t mind me asking…
Michael: It is a colonoscopy.
Michael: In your experience, what should I be expecting? In terms of sensation, or…emotions? (pause) Is there anything I can do to make it more pleasurable for me, or for Dr. Chandri?
Oscar: Augh, my god.
Michael: My main concern is: should I have a safe word?
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asprettyasasong: robot-heart-politics: - Bill Maher (via bringtheruckuss)
by Richard Brautigan O beautiful was the werewolf in his evil forest. We took him to the carnival and he started crying when he saw the Ferris wheel. Electric green and red tears flowed down his furry cheeks. He looked like a boat out on the dark water.
I call myself a feminist. Isn’t that what you call someone who fights for...– -The Dalai Lama (via notemily)
The Flaming Lips perform “Convinced of the Hex” from their album, “Embryonic” on The Colbert Report.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious...– -Blaise Pascal
She Tells Her Love
by Robert Ranke Graves She tells her love while half asleep, In the dark hours, With half-words whispered low: As Earth stirs in her winter sleep And puts out grass and flowers Despite the snow, Despite the falling snow.
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I am in love with this blog.
“Others imply that they know what it is like to be depressed because they have gone through a divorce, lost a job, or broken up with someone. But these experiences carry with them feelings. Depression, instead, is flat, hollow, and unendurable. It is also tiresome. People cannot abide being around you when you are depressed. They might think that they ought to, and they might even try, but you...
Fake Palindromes, Andrew Bird
My understanding of the definition of rape is that it requires force or the...– -Marvel Fail: rape culture apologism from writer, where the hell were the editors? YES. YES IT FUCKING IS. (via notemily) I bet a lot of acquaintance rapes result from the fact that so many men simply DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT RAPE IS. I had two friends who were raped in college and confronted...
loveyourchaos: fuckyeahsylviaplath: by Sylvia Plath If you dissect a bird To diagram the tongue You’ll cut the chord Articulating song. If you flay a beast To marvel at the mane You’ll wreck the rest From which the fur began. If you pluck out the heart To find what makes it move, You’ll halt the clock That syncopates our love.
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to...– -Mark Twain (via suedwind) (via somerset) (via loveyourchaos)
More Americans die of lack of health insurance than terrorism, homicide, drunk...– -Medicare for All: Yes We Can (via azspot)
kalokagathia [kalos kaːɡatʰos] –noun 1. a combination of the good and the beautiful in a person Origin: Comprised of two adjectives, Kalos kagathos, or kalokagathia, is an idiomatic phrase used in ancient Greek literature (including philosophy and historiography) to mean the singular balance of all that is good in a human being.
It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to...– – John von Neumann, 1949
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The Bath, Joel Oppenheimer
poetry365: he will insist on reading things into her simplest act. her bath, which she takes because he wills it so. her bath she takes to cleanse herself. ritual. ritual always in his life. she takes her bath to ready herself. and himself more often than not decides she wants him unbathed. manlike. what he is most pleased about is her continuing bathing. in his tub. in his water....
I love the part of music, that it can take you over and you can trust it… I want...– -Kathleen Hanna (via fuckyeahkathleenhanna)
“We slept in the same bed. There was never a right time to say it. It was always unnecessary. The books in my father’s shed were sighing. The sheets were rising and falling around me with Anna’s breathing. I thought about waking her. but it was unnecessary. There would be other nights. And how can you say I love you to someone you love? I rolled onto my side and fell asleep next to her. Here is...
There are only two things I love in this world: everybody, and television.– -Kenneth, 30 Rock (via 30rockthings) (via brazzlefrat) (via breathsoftruth) (via tvquotes)