I know it’s much harder to do the things I’ve done than it is to lose weight and be thin. Also, when you’ve seen Instagram comments like, ‘You’re so ugly, you should kill yourself’" – her tone is remarkably cheery – "it’s like, I went to college. How could I be offended by someone who talks about what you look like? I wouldn’t even deem you a person I’d speak to." That takes some strength. "I don’t know if I’d have felt this way when I was 22. But I feel this way at 34.
Roots are a conservative myth, designed to keep us in our places.
― Salman Rushdie, ‘Shame’
To read well is to take great risks. It is to make vulnerable our identity, our self-possession.
― George Steiner
Because technically actors are just public servants really. They just tell stories because people need to be told stories. That’s all it is. And yet we get treated as though we’re important.
― James McAvoy
All my friends have gone to find, another place to let their hearts collide. Just promise me you’ll always be a friend, ‘cause you are the only one.
Any time you are with anyone or think of anyone you must say to yourself: I am dying and this person too is dying, attempting the will to experience the truth of the words you are saying. If every one of you agrees to practice this, bitterness will die out, harmony will arise.
― Anthony De Mello (via lazylucid)