sarah • 25 • usa

i adore quotes.


"We don’t have a vaccine for Ebola. Why? Because the GOP reflexively gets into a size-instead-of-function argument when it comes to government. Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, said a decade of budget cuts and — his word — stagnation are the reasons why a vaccine hasn’t been developed yet. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s emergency preparedness budget has been cut in half over that same time. By whom, you ask? The Grand Old Party.
"And the (grrr) Democrats, for their part, are horrible at making the case why we need to fund the government. They can’t seem to make the argument to convince the general public that bloodletting government agencies isn’t an awesome idea. Cutting government jobs in a recession with record unemployment? We did that with bipartisan support! #headdesk […]
"Part of politicizing is holding people accountable for stupid ideas and decisions.
"That’s why some things are and should be politicized. And how our government plans to contain a highly communicable disease is one of them.
"This is the moment to ask to properly fund the CDC’s public health emergency preparedness and the NIH’s research."
— Tina Dupuy (x) (x)

"We don’t have a vaccine for Ebola. Why? Because the GOP reflexively gets into a size-instead-of-function argument when it comes to government. Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, said a decade of budget cuts and — his word — stagnation are the reasons why a vaccine hasn’t been developed yet. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s emergency preparedness budget has been cut in half over that same time. By whom, you ask? The Grand Old Party.

"And the (grrr) Democrats, for their part, are horrible at making the case why we need to fund the government. They can’t seem to make the argument to convince the general public that bloodletting government agencies isn’t an awesome idea. Cutting government jobs in a recession with record unemployment? We did that with bipartisan support! #headdesk […]

"Part of politicizing is holding people accountable for stupid ideas and decisions.

"That’s why some things are and should be politicized. And how our government plans to contain a highly communicable disease is one of them.

"This is the moment to ask to properly fund the CDC’s public health emergency preparedness and the NIH’s research."

Tina Dupuy (x) (x)


"Judging people you don’t know for things you don’t understand is just really stupid."
—  Ellen Page

"Judging people you don’t know for things you don’t understand is just really stupid."

—  Ellen Page

"Hacking can be ugly. The guy who published the private photos of those celebrities online made headlines everywhere. What he did was not only a violation of these women but it was criminal, and as a hacker I was very saddened by it. I feel like we, the hackers, need better PR to show we’re not all like that… After all I’m in the business of protecting people."
— Parisa Tabriz, M.S. (x) (x)

"Hacking can be ugly. The guy who published the private photos of those celebrities online made headlines everywhere. What he did was not only a violation of these women but it was criminal, and as a hacker I was very saddened by it. I feel like we, the hackers, need better PR to show we’re not all like that… After all I’m in the business of protecting people."

— Parisa Tabriz, M.S. (x) (x)

midterms are (gloriously? horrendously?) here so i’m going on hiatus. see you all on the other side!


“I think it is right that I should make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.”

I think it is right that I should make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.


"I’ve spoken to kids as young as second and third graders. A school here in Harlem – the teachers were both Black and white, but the students were all Black – asked if I would come and speak to them about Malcolm X. And I couldn’t believe how much these second and third grade students already knew about Malcolm. But it was because their parents knew about Malcolm. And I’ve spoken to junior high schools, one in Greenwich Village. I’ve spoken to about six high schools and to colleges all over the country, and the enthusiasm and interest of the students, regardless of what age, has amazed me. And it’s been very, very heartening. They really are interested. They really want to change society. They want it to become a better society than they are living in now.
"What I would say to students or young people today. I just want to give a quote by Frantz Fanon. And the quote is ‘Each generation must, out of its relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it.’
"And I think today part of the missions would be to fight against racism and polarization, learn from each others’ struggle, but also understand national liberation struggles — that ethnic groups need their own space and they need their own leaders. They need their own privacy. But there are enough issues that we could all work together on. And certainly support for political prisoners is one of them. We could all fight together and we must not forget our battle cry is that ‘They fought for us. Now we must fight for them!’"
— Yuri Kochiyama (x)

"I’ve spoken to kids as young as second and third graders. A school here in Harlem – the teachers were both Black and white, but the students were all Black – asked if I would come and speak to them about Malcolm X. And I couldn’t believe how much these second and third grade students already knew about Malcolm. But it was because their parents knew about Malcolm. And I’ve spoken to junior high schools, one in Greenwich Village. I’ve spoken to about six high schools and to colleges all over the country, and the enthusiasm and interest of the students, regardless of what age, has amazed me. And it’s been very, very heartening. They really are interested. They really want to change society. They want it to become a better society than they are living in now.

"What I would say to students or young people today. I just want to give a quote by Frantz Fanon. And the quote is ‘Each generation must, out of its relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it.’

"And I think today part of the missions would be to fight against racism and polarization, learn from each others’ struggle, but also understand national liberation struggles — that ethnic groups need their own space and they need their own leaders. They need their own privacy. But there are enough issues that we could all work together on. And certainly support for political prisoners is one of them. We could all fight together and we must not forget our battle cry is that ‘They fought for us. Now we must fight for them!’"

Yuri Kochiyama (x)


"Look at your limitations and say, ‘fuck you, limitations.’ I’m going to do whatever I want."
—  Matt Jones

"Look at your limitations and say, ‘fuck you, limitations.’ I’m going to do whatever I want."

—  Matt Jones

"This feeling that you’re having right now—which it’s like ‘I have to be things’—it’s a feeling that women have everyday in their whole lives. So you’re just starting to experience it now. Like how can I be cool and tough, but also sweet and we have to deal with all those juxtapositions every day, but I’m glad you’re finally experiencing it as a white male.”
— Amy Poehler (x)

"This feeling that you’re having right nowwhich it’s like ‘I have to be things’it’s a feeling that women have everyday in their whole lives. So you’re just starting to experience it now. Like how can I be cool and tough, but also sweet and we have to deal with all those juxtapositions every day, but I’m glad you’re finally experiencing it as a white male.”

— Amy Poehler (x)

"I don’t know why we’re talking about ‘tolerance’ to begin with. It’s 2014, we should be at ‘acceptance’ and ‘love’. What’s this ‘tolerance’ business? What are you tolerating? Backpain? ’I’ve been tolerating back pain… and the gay Latino at work.’ It’s a low bar for humanity is all I’m saying."
—  Hari Kondabolu (x) (x)

"I don’t know why we’re talking about ‘tolerance’ to begin with. It’s 2014, we should be at ‘acceptance’ and ‘love’. What’s this ‘tolerance’ business? What are you tolerating? Backpain? ’I’ve been tolerating back pain… and the gay Latino at work.’ It’s a low bar for humanity is all I’m saying."

—  Hari Kondabolu (x) (x)

"Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel."
—  Natalie Dormer (x) (x)

"Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel."

—  Natalie Dormer (x) (x)

Electric Lady . Janelle Monae

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She can fly you straight to the moon or to the ghettos
Wearing tennis shoes or in flats or in stilettos
Illuminating all that she touches, eye on the sparrow
A modern day Joan of her Arc or Mia Farrow
Classy, sassy, put you in a razzle-dazzy


[responding to the claim that “race films are made for liberal white filmgoers because they’ll end up feeling guilty and that’s really the purpose of them.”]
"I don’t make films for white people."
—  Steve McQueen, CBE (x) (x)

[responding to the claim that “race films are made for liberal white filmgoers because they’ll end up feeling guilty and that’s really the purpose of them.”]

"I don’t make films for white people."

—  Steve McQueen, CBE (x) (x)

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