"There’s been a moment where I discovered I’m very breakable and very human. When I took time off from Brown. I was done. I was so exhausted I was like a ghost walking around. I kind of realised: no, Emma, you can’t make two films back to back while doing a degree, while flying backwards and forwards and trying to promote the film at the same time, while being a daughter and a sister, everything. You can’t do it. There will be a backlash. I think it was about realising …
"At that moment I thought I was broken and I thought I was used up and I thought I had nothing left to give. I’d given everything and I didn’t really know what was left. But there’s a part of us that is unbreakable. You always find it again."
— Emma Watson [x]
"I would like it to be said that, ‘Here lies a man who has done his duty on earth.’ That is all."
— Nelson Mandela
"Why are numbers beautiful? It’s like asking why is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don’t see why, someone can’t tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren’t beautiful, nothing is."
— Paul Erdős, Ph.D.
"Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry."
— Bertrand Russell [x]
"All of my past challenges have helped me become who I am today. I feel like when you hit rock bottom, unfortunately, some people don’t have the people in their life to pick them back up. I had millions of people on Twitter, and I had millions of fans on my Facebook, and people at my concerts, and girls coming to me and telling me that I inspired them. That had a huge impact on my life today. My fans, in a way, have really, honestly saved my life."
— Demi Lovato
"My passion is exploring the depths of possibility in connecting humanity with the greatest minds in the water. The whale challenges us to reevaluate our perceptions of intelligent, conscious life on this planet. The world is so much bigger than our imagination and they teach that every time I am with them.”
— Bryant Austin [x]
"Gastronomy is the knowledge and understanding of all that relates to man as he eats. Its purpose is to ensure the conservation of men, using the best food possible."
— Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
okay, my lovely followers, i have a favor to ask of you.
i do my best to find a photograph or portrait of the people who said the quote and that’s been working fairly well, considering. but i’m now running into a dilemma: how to quote people who are invisible to history, who have never been drawn or photographed.
should i post a generic silhouette of a man or a woman? i feel that’s fairly restricting because most silhouettes are for people of Caucasian descent. not having a photo at all is something i would rather avoid because i think the visual aspect of seeing who said the quote is something important. but maybe that’s just me.
so, you marvelous people, i’d love to hear your suggestions. what advice do you have for me or what would you like to see?
"All along the way, wherever I rode, people were overwhelmed to see a Negro woman riding a motorcycle. […] I was somethin’. What I did was fun and I loved it."
— Bessie Stringfield [x]
"You do not chop off a section of your imaginative substance and make a book specifically for children, for — if you are honest — you have no idea where childhood ends and maturity begins. It is all endless and all one."
— P.L. Travers
"Wake up every morning and tell yourself that you’re a bad-ass bitch from hell and that no one can fuck with you and then don’t let anybody fuck with you."
— Kate Nash
"I got my civil rights!"
— Marsha P. Johnson [x]
"Oppressed groups are frequently placed in the situation of being listened to only if we frame our ideas in the language that is familiar to and comfortable for a dominant group. This requirement often changes the meaning of our ideas and works to elevate the ideas of dominant groups."
— Patricia Hill Collins, Ph.D.