John Green's tumblr: The Commencement Address →
fishingboatproceeds: Some people have asked to read the commencement address I delivered this morning to the 2013 graduates of Butler University. So here it is. My own commencement speaker, who shall remain nameless, began with a lame joke about how these speeches only come in two varieties: Short and bad. This…
Burt: You’re my light, Verona. My sky. I can’t wait to see you as a mom. Her little hand in yours. And your smile on her face.
Verona: What are we gonna do?
Burt: How do you mean?
Verona: No one’s in love like us, right? It’s so weird. What are we gonna do?
Burt: I think we just gotta… ride it out.
A woman saying yes to a date with a man is literally insane, and ill-advised,...– Louis C.K. (via unignorable)
A lover's nostalgia
Although I anticipated feeling like a stranger to my own country, I was surprised at how comfortable I was after being away for all these years. Even with the thick smog, endless horn honking from jeepney drivers, and plastic bags littered all over the city, I still felt an unexplainable positive vibe. Speaking in my native language felt natural in a way that I could not articulate when I try to...
Away We Go (2009)
Verona De Tessant: Burt, are we fuck-ups?
Burt Farlander: No! What do you mean?
Verona De Tessant: I mean, we're 34...
Burt Farlander: I'm 33.
Verona De Tessant: ...and we don't even have this basic stuff figured out.
Burt Farlander: Basic, like how?
Verona De Tessant: Basic, like how to live.
Burt Farlander: We're not fuck-ups.
Verona De Tessant: We have a cardboard window.
Burt Farlander: [Looks at window] We're not fuck-ups.
Verona De Tessant: [Whispers] I think we might be fuck-ups.
Burt Farlander: [Whispers back] We're not fuck-ups.
Ginette: I like this right now. This kind of close. Right Next to you. You know, right now, I think I'm as close to you as I can possibly be.
Pete: Well...not really.
Pete: Not really. I mean, if you think about it in a different way, you're not really close to me at all. You're really actually about as far away from me as you could possibly be. I mean, if you think about it, technically - if you're assuming the world is round, like a ball, like a snowball, the farthest away you could be from somebody is if you're sitting right next to them. See, if I'm here, and you're here, then...that's far.
Ginette: Yeah. (she moves away from Pete)
Pete: But...now you're closer.
Ginette: Yeah. (starts to leave)
Pete: And closer...
(she continues to walk away, as he continues to call out, "and closer," until finally she is completely gone and Pete is left all alone)
I don’t think you really dashed his hopes. ‘Cause if you dash somebody’s hopes —...– Almost, Maine (via karlyville)
1belle.tumblr.com: caring for the homesick. →
1belle: I remember the first time I ever heard about someone being stricken with “homesickness.” I was about 8 , on a girl scout field trip to Sea World, 2 hours away from home. It was my first time riding in an Amtrak train and relished in my troop’s end-of-year reward. One of my fellow scouts…
: Long Distance Relationships, and Their... →
ldrdates: I don’t know if I should speak my mind on this topic, because I can already foresee an angry mob coming at me with pitch forks. But I guess, I’ll cite it anyway. In the past I’ve tried to become a member of forums dedicated to Long Distance Relationships, and I tried to find people… #2 :)
Covered in Band-Aids: What does a rapist look... →
coveredinbandaids: My rapist’s name is Andrew Paul Bean. He was born in Ohio and graduated from Perrysburg High School in 2009. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where he studies theatre and desires to be an actor. My name is Tucker Reed. I was born in California, and graduated from Ashland… This is what real rape looks like, not the reenactments that you see on TV or...
If it is thy will Then I will endure it with all my heart It may not be easy It may not be what I want But it sure is what I need Other men might have wished for a different circumstance I do too But this is the cup that I was given This cup I won’t refuse For there is a reason why It was I who received it and not somebody else I must be capable I don’t feel it right now But someone must be...
Maybe you are searching among branches for what only appears in the roots.– Rumi (via fuckyeahrumi)
As you live deeper in the heart, the mirror gets clearer and cleaner.– [rumi] (via sweeteuphoriablog)
humpfffff: The concept is absurd. The idea that we can only be complete with another person is evil! Right? - Celine
It is our minds that enrich society, not our careers.– University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill senior Emily Booker Strong words and a solid argument from undergraduate Booker against North Carolina Governor Pat McRory who slammed liberal arts educations last week on a conservative radio show. “If you want to take gender studies, that’s fine, go...
The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and...– David Foster Wallace, Kenyon Commencement Speech (via alwayslikethis)
You think it’s cool to hate things. And it’s not. It’s boring. Talk about what...– Liberal Arts (via zapsaidthe-lady)
Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another...– William Blake - Songs of Innocence and Experience (via lengkatio)
Children of the future age, Reading this indignant page, Know that in a former...– William Blake (via tobaccocat)