the power of words

Ask me anything   "I believe in the magic and authority of words." --René Char

"So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it."
Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (via larmoyante)

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"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will."
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"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."
Sarah Williams, “The Old Astronomer to His Pupil” (via feellng)

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"You must be willing to change. You must be willing to break the deal you made with the devils within. You must be willing to leave the past and not be tempted to rebound when times are tough. You must be willing to let go of everything and anyone that takes you back to your mistakes. You must be willing to have hope. You must be willing to have hope that you can change and that you will and that you will be better. You must believe you are worthy of change and you are worthy of improvement and you are worthy of being the best. You must be willing to set aside your negative notions about life, about hardships, about people, about things, about yourself. You must be willing to stop feeling sorry for yourself while looking at the world move around you.

Get up and make something of yourself."
Jack Barakat (via infinite-paradox)

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"Note to self: don’t let anything destroy you, especially yourself."
(163/365) by (DS)

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"A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities."
J.R.R. Tolkien (via quotes-shape-us)

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"The “what ifs” and “should haves” will eat your brain."
John O’Callaghan (via wordsthat-speak)

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dion-thesocialist:

Christian Bale is going to play Moses and where oh where are all the white people who are always so angry about race bending and historical accuracy??? Where are you??? Why are you not outraged??? I thought movies had to be historically accurate and races should never change from the source material???

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#the first thing i said after seeing the cast  #not a single person of color is playing a main character in EGYPT  #because i guess a tan is all you need 
"

A man came to our class once,
he claimed to be a fair judge
with daughters he loved.

He asked a question to the class:
“When should a minor be tried
as an adult?”
and students began raising their hand

“murder”
he wrote it up on the board.

“robbery”
he wrote it up on the board.

I said, “Rape”
and he paused, he asked
for clarification

“You mean violent rape?”

“no I mean rape.
It is all the same.”

he looked to a boy
who said “rape only if
he used a weapon and
hurt her.”

and I said, “rape is rape,
whether his weapon is a knife,
drugs, or guilt. She said no.”

he shook his head,
and wrote
“Violent rape” on the board
anyways.

I never understood,
because you can kill somebody
quietly and peacefully with drugs,
or with guns and knives or cars;
but nobody cares if the murder was “violent”

it was still murder.

"
#yesallwomen by Amanda Katherine Ricketson (via cyberunfamous)

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t-palmer:

get to know me: five favourite actresses - angelina jolie

"I have never understood why some people are lucky enough to be born with the chance that I had, to have this path in life and why across the world, there is a woman just like me, with the same abilities and the same desires and the same work ethic and love for her family, only she sits in a refugee camp … I don’t know why this is my life and that’s hers. I don’t understand that but I will do as my mother asked, and I will do the best I can with this life, to be of use.”

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"I have this weird obsession about buying books and looking at them with a smile, even if I won’t read them soon. At least they are mine now."
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"God doesn’t wait for a person to be pure and unblemished before He redeems them."
R.C. Sproul (via cattedrali)

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"What you allow, is what will continue."
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"The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off."
Gloria Steinem (via yesdarlingido)
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