“Your memory is a monster; you forget—it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you—and summons them to your recall with a will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you.”—A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (submitted by takesometea)
“I don’t favor violence. If we could bring about recognition and respect of our people by peaceful means, well and good. Everybody would like to reach his objectives peacefully. But I’m also a realist. The only people in this country who are asked to be nonviolent are black people.”—Malcolm X (via fuckyeahmalcolmx)
Can I just say how hypocritical some progressives and liberals are about what they decide can be or not be a “big deal” when we’re fighting for racial/gender/sexual/etc equality? By saying certain communities are blowing this out of…
People who are racist, ableist, misogynist, homophobic, transphobic, classist, or generally discriminatory based on things that a person can’t change HURT PEOPLE WITH THEIR VIEWS. Those people are in the film industry, the comic books industry, etc. telling people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, women, differently-abled people, that they don’t exist, that they aren’t worthwhile customers to concentrate on, etc. etc. THOSE PEOPLE ARE MADE TO FEEL LIKE THEY DON’T EXIST AND THAT THEY AREN’T HUMAN.
Why am I supposed to just tolerate that?
In one of the most elegant takedowns of a derailing hate-anon I have seen this week. Get it, Softie. (via lettersfromtheattic)
“I hadn’t understood how days could be both long and short at the same time: long to live through, maybe, but so drawn out that they ended up flowing into one another. They lost their names. Only the words ‘yesterday’ and ‘tomorrow’ still had any meaning for me.”—The Stranger by Albert Camus (via thechocolatebrigade)