The scarier the world becomes, the more important it is to focus on the correct use of “less” and ”fewer”.
With insomnia, nothing’s real. Everything’s far away. Everything’s a copy of a copy of a copy.
If you behave like there’s no such thing as society, in the end there isn’t.
Have you ever heard that quote, “Always remember: you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”? Well that quote is from Winnie the Pooh. It upsets me that lots of people share the quote without sourcing it, like they’re ashamed of Pooh Bear or something. But anyway, I digress. There’s something else that I’ve noticed: a popular version of the quote is making its way around tumblr, pinterest, and facebook. It’s the same at the start, but then add, “and twice as beautiful as you ever imagined”. That last part is usually written in the biggest text, or italicized for emphasis. It’s sort of like what this Dove video is saying, right? So… why is this so important? Why did girls feel like something was missing from that quote it its original form? Why are so many females I know having such a strong reaction to the sketches video, being moved to the point of tears?
It is the source of artistic success: your peculiar, unique, strange and true vision. This vision you want to release is connected with you, but it is not your “self”; it is not your “true feelings” or your “deepest feelings” or anything like that. It is stranger and less under your control than that. It is something virtually unexpected and odd. It may be something disreputable and horrific. It may be something otherworldly; it may manifest itself as something that you fear is a cliché, such as an angel or some archetype.
There were no women around her. She was actually elected by her own party to serve as the new brew that would bring about reforms that would be very unpopular. Then they figured they could unload her and start again. When they actually came to unload her, it was done in the most callous way and now Tony Blair, who is her most famous disciple, is a multimillionaire, probably a billionaire. Margaret Thatcher didn’t get any seats on any lucrative boards, none of the easy money came her way. She actually did lecture tours, which is outrageous someone of her political eminence should be reduced to that. Believe me, the British establishment got their revenge on Margaret Thatcher.
Germaine Greer (The F Word | Q&A | ABC TV)
the ideal position for reading is something you can never find