“It’s important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren’t the only ones to triumph in war.” — Guillermo del Toro (via maxkirin)

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Sarah Silverman is visited by Jesus Christ

This is one of the best responses to men against abortion ever


imagine your icon trying to be your parent for a week

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finding a new favorite character like


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Anonymous said: Why not fall in love?


I got shit to do

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"Sometime ago I told you and Mrs. Roosevelt a little about my confidential plans for a world flight." — Amelia Earhart to Franklin D. Roosevelt, November 10, 1936.

The Roosevelts met Amelia Earhart in 1932. The famous aviator and her husband/publicist George Putnam became friends and frequent guests both at the Roosevelt’s home in Hyde Park and at the White House. Eleanor Roosevelt even took an impromptu night ride from DC to Baltimore in Earhart’s plane following a dinner in 1933.

As this letter shows, FDR helped Earhart prepare for her infamous 1937 attempt to circumnavigate the world. Roosevelt would later authorize one of the most extensive searches in Naval and State Department history following the pilot’s disappearance 77 years ago.

Today is Amelia Earhart’s 117th birthday.

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“You are a unique person and you have to be yourself. You can’t be anybody else; you can’t lead anybody else’s life. You have to be comfortable in your own skin and you have to be confident about who you are, whether you’re working at Twitter or running for office. And that is hard to do….and yet it’s all doable once you relax and decide, ‘You know what? This is no dress rehearsal. This is it for me. I want to be who I am.’ You be yourself. Easiest advice to say, hardest advice to follow.” —

Hillary Clinton, in response to a tweet from Amy Poehler (x).

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“You know how interesting the purchase of a spongecake is to me.” —

Jane Austen in a letter to Cassandra Austen (15th-17th June 1808)

Jane Austen’s sass affirms so many of my life choices. 

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“When we took Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure’ into a maximum security woman’s prison on the West Side…there’s a scene there where a young woman is told by a very powerful official that ‘If you sleep with me, I will pardon your brother. And if you don’t sleep with me, I’ll execute him.’ And he leaves the stage. And this character, Isabel, turned out to the audience and said: ‘To whom should I complain?’ And a woman in the audience shouted: ‘The Police!’ And then she looked right at that woman and said: ‘If I did relate this, who would believe me?’ And the woman answered back, ‘No one, girl.’ And it was astonishing because not only was it an amazing sense of connection between the audience and the actress, but you also realized that this was a kind of an historical lesson in theater reception. That’s what must have happened at The Globe. These soliloquies were not simply monologues that people spoke, they were call and response to the audience. And you realized that vibrancy, that that sense of connectedness is not only what makes theatre great in prisons, it’s what makes theatre great, period.” — Oskar Eustis on ArtBeat Nation (he told the same story on Charlie Rose)

“One of the great divides, I think, between people who date a lot and people who date never is that people who date never don’t understand putting up with ‘fine.’ I can’t begin to conceive of why anybody would voluntarily spend great chunks of her free time dedicated to someone she doesn’t adore, because I never do that. My dater friends, on the other hand, do this all the time. I know this because I’m the one they meet up with after, and I’m the one who has to try to understand why my otherwise brilliant friends keep hanging out with people about whom they only have bad (or very, very mediocre) things to say. A person who has spent her life planning her free time based only on herself, and the friends she knows she loves, can’t understand this. Why would I want to go out to dinner and a movie with someone I’m not completely crazy about when I already know how much I like eating dinner and watching a movie by myself, or with Rylee? Getting someone else involved means I have to put on a nicer outfit and stress out about the way I look chewing my food. If I’m going to have to consider my chewing face, I only want to do it for someone I think I might be able to really like. I know that might make it harder for me. I know there is a possibility—a very little one, though, that I have a hard time really believing in—that chemistry can grow where there wasn’t any to begin with. I know that if I don’t put myself out there, I won’t just answer my door someday to find my perfect spouse waiting on the other side of the stoop. AND I know that if that did happen, I should probably call the police.” — Katie Heaney, Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date (via dalek-in-heels)

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the sound of teenage girls laughing near you when you’re by yourself is literally the most terrifying thing a person can experience

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Illustrations for Jane Austen’s classical novels.

By ChihAriel


Kaity Barrett || Strasbourg, France

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