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“Not much news. Rather cross–Would like a letter. Would like a garden. Would like Vita. Would like 15 puppies, 3 doves and a little conversation.”
- Virginia Woolf, from a letter to Vita Sackville-West c. June 1926
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“break often - not like porcelain, but like waves.”
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“This is about what I believe. And this is where I stand. I will not be moved. The president must be impeached.”
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Rep. Al Green, calling for President Trump’s impeachment in a fiery speech on the House floor.
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It really says something when they’re talking about impeachment on the House floor four months into an administration, and the logical reaction is “What took so long?”
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“When a woman births, not only is a baby being born but so is a mother. How we treat her will affect how she feels about herself as a mother and as a parent. Be gentle. Be kind. Listen.”
- Ruth Ehrhardt, The Basic Needs of a Woman in Labour
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“Touching your own butt is a swift action.”
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“Roll Athletics to see how well you outrun physics.”
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“In 1965 Dr. Geiger founded one of the first two community health centers in this country, in a brutally poor area in the Mississippi Delta. And so many of his patients came in presenting with malnutrition that be began prescribing food for them. And they would take these prescriptions to the local supermarket, which would fill them and then charge the pharmacy budget of the clinic. And when the Office of Economic Opportunity in Washington, D.C. – which was funding Geiger’s clinic – found out about this, they were furious. And they sent this bureaucrat down to tell Geiger that he was expected to use their dollars for medical care – to which Geiger famously and logically responded, “The last time I checked my textbooks, the specific therapy for malnutrition was food.“”

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“You don’t get better on the days when you feel like going. You get better on the days when you don’t want to go, but you go anyway. If you can overcome the negative energy coming from your tired body or unmotivated mind, you will grow and become better. It won’t be the best workout you have, you won’t accomplish as much as what you usually do when you actually feel good, but that doesn’t matter. Growth is a long term game, and the crappy days are more important.”
- Georges St. Pierre, The Way of the Fight
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“Tall, androgynous and armed — she held a state gun permit — Ms. DeLarverie roamed lower Seventh and Eighth Avenues and points between into her 80s, patrolling the sidewalks and checking in at lesbian bars. She was on the lookout for what she called “ugliness”: any form of intolerance, bullying or abuse of her “baby girls.” … “She literally walked the streets of downtown Manhattan like a gay superhero. … She was not to be messed with by any stretch of the imagination.””
- From the obituary of Storme DeLarverie, a native New Orleanian who threw the first punch at Stonewall. (via beignetsatwhistlestop)
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“Books don’t change people; paragraphs do, Sometimes even sentences.”
- John Piper, A Godward Life: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life
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“I would much rather be the ‘obnoxious feminist girl’ than be complicit in my own dehumanization.”
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“I know life is hard, I think everyone knows that in their hearts, but why does it have to be cruel, as well? Why does it have to bite?”
- Stephen King, 11/22/63. (via empiregrotesk)
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“Thousands of candles can be light from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
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“Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing.”
- Elizabeth Gilbert (via quotemadness)
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“So people say, what is there to be positive about? What is there to hope for? And my answer is always the same—Voyager. The two spacecraft we threw out into space with the hope of a planet behind them. One of them carrying a letter that said, “We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours”. The most hopeful letter any human being ever wrote. Our thoughts, our languages, our music all travelling now through interstellar space. The odds of either Voyager being intercepted within our lifetimes are infinitesimal, but that’s not the point. The point is that one day, so many days into the future we can’t even comprehend the number, some bored lifeform might scoop up a dead, battered piece of junk and find a planet’s hope inside. And if, against all odds, they can understand it, they might just train their sights on our backwater of space and find the place we once occupied and think, Damn. We missed a trick there. So here we are, going about our lives, and all the while the Voyagers are out there, hurtling onward. Every day you wake up they’re just a little bit closer to something amazing. And that’s what makes me smile every time I think of it. Voyager, and the journey never-ending.”
- Voyager, Elisabeth Hewer (via mythaelogy)
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“Let’s talk about this for just a moment. Our country just elected a President who is openly racist and scary about sexual assault and seems to lack empathy and respect for the way our country has tried to keep some peace and love for the world for the last few decades. This came about because his views meshed more with a lot of Americans than the opposite. For some reason, folks were able accept racism along with the promise of small government and other strange platforms.
There are a lot of things that need to be done about this: we need to protect our friends and neighbors who are under attack. We need to speak truth to power and advocate for folks to listen to truth instead of propaganda. Those are some of our goals. But one of mine for next year will also be trying to understand the voters, the regular folks, who brought us to this point, who are hurting so much that This Man seemed like the right choice.
Empathy doesn’t mean forgiving the problem or the hate, but I’m in a position of privilege and freedom and I’d like to use it to try to listen and help and make this country a tiny bit better through the people who vote for the people who set the policy. Maybe that’s idealistic and silly, and you can say that about me on twitter, but I think probably I don’t care, and I’ve been reading and thinking and I’m gonna do that anyway. We’ll try to speak truth in our music, we’ll work on donating to and raising attention of causes that need it, and we’ll try to do this in a way that creates more love than hate. Gosh, I hope we can make things get better.”
- The Doubleclicks: A feminist band’s New Years Resolution under Trump

The only thing is that “This came about because his views meshed more with a lot of Americans than the opposite.” isn’t quite correct. 78% of Americans didn’t vote for Trump. He is the most unpopular, disrespected, and unliked person in history to win the Electoral College.
That’s important, I think, because we need to know that when we fight him, and when we fight the loud troll army that tries to defend him, we are standing up for the majority.
As the saying goes, we are legion, and our resistance is just beginning.
So, yes, make an effort to understand why anyone would support Trump and his ideas, but do not excuse them. Reach out to the people who were fooled, reach out to the people who didn’t realize until it was too late that they were voting for a monster. But the bigots, misogynists, racists, homophobes, and white supremacists who make up about half of his voters? Fuck them. They’re beyond saving and aren’t worth our energy.
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“Another, more recent find may reveal that Triceratops lived in small family groups. In 2012, a group of three Triceratops in relatively complete condition, each of varying sizes from a full-grown adult to a small juvenile, were found in Wyoming, near Newcastle. The remains are currently under excavation by paleontologist Peter Larson and a team from the Black Hills Institute. It is believed that the animals were traveling as a family unit, but it remains unknown if the group consists of a mated pair and their offspring, or two females and a juvenile they were caring for.”
- Triceratops - Wikipedia
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“Islam doesn’t promote violence or peace. Islam is just a religion and like every religion in the world, it depends on what you bring to it. If you’re a violent person, your Islam, your Judaism, your Christianity, your Hinduism is going to be violent. There are marauding Buddhist monks in Myanmar slaughtering women and children. Does Buddhism promote violence? Of course not. People are violent or peaceful, and that depends on their politics, their social world, the way that they see their communities, the way they see themselves.”
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