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i adore quotes.


"If we can get cold Coca-Cola and beer to every remote corner of Africa, it should not be impossible to do the same with [antiretroviral] drugs."
— Joep Lange, M.D., Ph.D. (x) (x)

"If we can get cold Coca-Cola and beer to every remote corner of Africa, it should not be impossible to do the same with [antiretroviral] drugs."

Joep Lange, M.D., Ph.D. (x) (x)


"I believe that there needs to be more diversity in the way models are represented in fashion. Because at the end of the day they are selling clothes, and if you as the consumer can’t see yourself in those clothes, something is wrong."
— Jillian Mercado (x) (x)

"I believe that there needs to be more diversity in the way models are represented in fashion. Because at the end of the day they are selling clothes, and if you as the consumer can’t see yourself in those clothes, something is wrong."

Jillian Mercado (x) (x)


"I am very happyBecause I have conquered myselfAnd not the world.I am very happyBecause I have loved the worldAnd not myself.”
— Sri Chinmoy (Chinmoy Kumar Ghose)

"I am very happy
Because I have conquered myself
And not the world.
I am very happy
Because I have loved the world
And not myself.”

Sri Chinmoy (Chinmoy Kumar Ghose)


"Superficial observations in the Western news media that blame Hamas for the latest wave of violence ignore two important factors:
"First, Israeli strangulation of Gaza through an air and land blockade in cooperation with Egypt have brought Palestinian frustrations to a boiling point. The rocket attacks are a manifestation that Hamas feels cornered with its back to the wall. In fact, the attacks are probably the opening shots of a third Palestinian intifada.
"Second, it is a fallacy to believe that the West Bank and Gaza are two separate entities. The bonds of Palestinian nationalism inextricably bind the two together, emotionally and politically. Israeli excesses in the West Bank after the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens, especially the targeting and arrest of Hamas former prisoners in the West Bank, were bound to produce a reaction from Gaza.
"Beyond the blame game, it is crucial to judge Israel and Hamas by the same standards and focus on how we can bring this tragic conflict to an end. Although it is true that Hamas doesn’t recognize Israel’s right to exist, no Israeli government has ever recognized the existence of a Palestinian state within its internationally recognized 1967 borders.
"…The longer this conflict persists, the more it will fuel Islamist radicalism and destabilize the Middle East. Far from bringing Israel peace, the weakening of Hamas would likely sow the seeds of a new Islamic state that arcs through Iraq, Syria and the Palestinian territories."
— Fawaz Gerges, Ph.D. (x)

"Superficial observations in the Western news media that blame Hamas for the latest wave of violence ignore two important factors:

"First, Israeli strangulation of Gaza through an air and land blockade in cooperation with Egypt have brought Palestinian frustrations to a boiling point. The rocket attacks are a manifestation that Hamas feels cornered with its back to the wall. In fact, the attacks are probably the opening shots of a third Palestinian intifada.

"Second, it is a fallacy to believe that the West Bank and Gaza are two separate entities. The bonds of Palestinian nationalism inextricably bind the two together, emotionally and politically. Israeli excesses in the West Bank after the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens, especially the targeting and arrest of Hamas former prisoners in the West Bank, were bound to produce a reaction from Gaza.

"Beyond the blame game, it is crucial to judge Israel and Hamas by the same standards and focus on how we can bring this tragic conflict to an end. Although it is true that Hamas doesn’t recognize Israel’s right to exist, no Israeli government has ever recognized the existence of a Palestinian state within its internationally recognized 1967 borders.

"…The longer this conflict persists, the more it will fuel Islamist radicalism and destabilize the Middle East. Far from bringing Israel peace, the weakening of Hamas would likely sow the seeds of a new Islamic state that arcs through Iraq, Syria and the Palestinian territories."

Fawaz Gerges, Ph.D. (x)


[What’s the biggest misconception about elephants?]
"Their intelligence. Elephants understand that ivory is the reason they’re being killed. There are very, very few big bulls with big ivory left in the world, and the two or three still in Tsavo have become nocturnal. I’ve seen a bull with big tusks by the road turn his back, trying to hide the ivory."
— Daphne Sheldrick, DBE (x) (x) (x)

[What’s the biggest misconception about elephants?]

"Their intelligence. Elephants understand that ivory is the reason they’re being killed. There are very, very few big bulls with big ivory left in the world, and the two or three still in Tsavo have become nocturnal. I’ve seen a bull with big tusks by the road turn his back, trying to hide the ivory."

— Daphne Sheldrick, DBE (x) (x) (x)

"I realised that modelling was in my DNA and that no matter what, I would have to find a way to pursue that career. My advice? You have to really want it, work for it and never give up. Believe in yourself and that in itself will be your strength. My words to live by? ‘Anything is possible.’"
—  Aamito Stacie Lagum (x)

"I realised that modelling was in my DNA and that no matter what, I would have to find a way to pursue that career. My advice? You have to really want it, work for it and never give up. Believe in yourself and that in itself will be your strength. My words to live by? ‘Anything is possible.’"

—  Aamito Stacie Lagum (x)


"Whether we have the best individual players or whatever does not matter. You have to have the best team. We stepped up time and again in the tournament and did not let ourselves get distracted. And at the end, we stand there as world champions."
— Phillip Lahm

"Whether we have the best individual players or whatever does not matter. You have to have the best team. We stepped up time and again in the tournament and did not let ourselves get distracted. And at the end, we stand there as world champions."

Phillip Lahm


"What is beautiful about Gaza is that our voices do not reach it. Nothing distracts it; nothing takes its fist away from the enemy’s face. Not the forms of the Palestinian state we will establish whether on the eastern side of the moon, or the western side of Mars when it is explored. Gaza is devoted to rejection… hunger and rejection, thirst and rejection, displacement and rejection, torture and rejection, siege and rejection, death and rejection.
"Enemies might triumph over Gaza (the storming sea might triumph over an island… they might chop down all its trees).
"They might break its bones.
"They might implant tanks on the insides of its children and women. They might throw it into the sea, sand, or blood.
"But it will not repeat lies and say ‘Yes’ to invaders.
"It will continue to explode.
"It is neither death, nor suicide. It is Gaza’s way of declaring that it deserves to live. It will continue to explode.
"It is neither death, nor suicide. It is Gaza’s way of declaring that it deserves to live."
— Mahmoud Darwish (محمود درويش) (x) (x) (x)

"What is beautiful about Gaza is that our voices do not reach it. Nothing distracts it; nothing takes its fist away from the enemy’s face. Not the forms of the Palestinian state we will establish whether on the eastern side of the moon, or the western side of Mars when it is explored. Gaza is devoted to rejection… hunger and rejection, thirst and rejection, displacement and rejection, torture and rejection, siege and rejection, death and rejection.

"Enemies might triumph over Gaza (the storming sea might triumph over an island… they might chop down all its trees).

"They might break its bones.

"They might implant tanks on the insides of its children and women. They might throw it into the sea, sand, or blood.

"But it will not repeat lies and say ‘Yes’ to invaders.

"It will continue to explode.

"It is neither death, nor suicide. It is Gaza’s way of declaring that it deserves to live. It will continue to explode.

"It is neither death, nor suicide. It is Gaza’s way of declaring that it deserves to live."

Mahmoud Darwish (محمود درويش) (x) (x) (x)


"Champions will do what you have to do and bring this thing to its final end.  I told [the German national football team] before the match, ‘You have to give more than you’ve done before, because we want to achieve something we’ve never done before. And that’s to take the Cup home.’"
— Joachim “Jogi” Löw

"Champions will do what you have to do and bring this thing to its final end.  I told [the German national football team] before the match, ‘You have to give more than you’ve done before, because we want to achieve something we’ve never done before. And that’s to take the Cup home.’"

Joachim “Jogi” Löw

Madness . Muse

Madness // MUSE


"This world is not democratic at all. The most powerful institutions, the IMF [International Monetary Fund] and the World Bank, belong to three or four countries. The others are watching. The world is organised by the war economy and the war culture"
— Eduardo Galeano (x)

"This world is not democratic at all. The most powerful institutions, the IMF [International Monetary Fund] and the World Bank, belong to three or four countries. The others are watching. The world is organised by the war economy and the war culture"

Eduardo Galeano (x)


"Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time."
— Edwin Percy Whipple

"Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time."

Edwin Percy Whipple


"Aside from being a Latina, my family immigrated from Puerto Rico and Yugoslavia so I know all about that. I wouldn’t be able to do what I do today if they didn’t come to America. Everybody has an immigration story.
"…Immigration shows how beautiful America is as a country, how diverse it is. It’s what you get when you have different cultures in one place. If everybody thought that way [immigration] would be more of a no-brainer."
— Naya Rivera (x) (x) (x)

"Aside from being a Latina, my family immigrated from Puerto Rico and Yugoslavia so I know all about that. I wouldn’t be able to do what I do today if they didn’t come to America. Everybody has an immigration story.

"…Immigration shows how beautiful America is as a country, how diverse it is. It’s what you get when you have different cultures in one place. If everybody thought that way [immigration] would be more of a no-brainer."

Naya Rivera (x) (x) (x)


"There are some knee jerk reactions to the phrase ‘Dear White People’ and I get it. No one wants to be called racist, and some folks are still waking up from the fantasy that having a Black president means America has somehow become ‘Post-Racial.’
"The truth is, my film isn’t about ‘white racism’ or racism at all. My film is about identity. It’s about the difference between how the mass culture responds to a person because of their race and who that person understands themselves to truly be. All explored through the microcosm of a success oriented Ivy League college.
— Justin Simien (x) (x)

"There are some knee jerk reactions to the phrase ‘Dear White People’ and I get it. No one wants to be called racist, and some folks are still waking up from the fantasy that having a Black president means America has somehow become ‘Post-Racial.’

"The truth is, my film isn’t about ‘white racism’ or racism at all. My film is about identity. It’s about the difference between how the mass culture responds to a person because of their race and who that person understands themselves to truly be. All explored through the microcosm of a success oriented Ivy League college.

Justin Simien (x) (x)

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