"…Sitting from up top and saying that we need to return to — what literature are we going to return to? I’m like, Franzen is the whitest white white white white. He wants return to, what, the seventies? When it was white white white white white white white white white? I mean, I don’t know. I don’t know what utopian past there is where things are better."
Junot Díaz on Franzen’s idea of “returning to literature’s roots” (x)
honeychurch:

Seamus Heaney’s last words: ”Don’t be afraid” (Noli timere), painted by Dublin artist Maser

honeychurch:

Seamus Heaney’s last words: ”Don’t be afraid” (Noli timere), painted by Dublin artist Maser

dramaticfuckery:

‘The Daily Show”s Jessica Williams makes Paper's 'Beautiful People' List for 2014. Photographed by Harper Smith.

DID I MENTION JESSICA WILLIAMS CAME TO REED THIS WEEKEND AND IT WAS TOTALLY GREAT??!

dramaticfuckery:

The Daily Show”s Jessica Williams makes Paper's 'Beautiful People' List for 2014. Photographed by Harper Smith.

DID I MENTION JESSICA WILLIAMS CAME TO REED THIS WEEKEND AND IT WAS TOTALLY GREAT??!

Outlander : a tale of one women’s love affair with alcohol 

thesoulselects replied to your post “I solemnly swear I will not allow myself to watch the new Outlander…”

I’m holding off too! Resist temptation… until things get done…

Oh wow oh wow it was so worth the wait though.  Have you read the books or did you just get sucked into the show as well?

Honestly cannot decide whether it would be weird or amazing to have Anne Boleyn underwear.

"They called her witch because she knew how to heal herself."
Here We Are, Reflections of A God Gone Mad (2nd edition)
"I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience."
Meryl Streep (via theimperfectideal)